Best Ranch Ever MAGIC ELIXIRS (TM)


Homemade Ranch. Have you ever had it? If not, it’s an absolute must-do because it’s life changing and it’s as easy as could be. Truthfully, once you make it you will absolutely never have store bought again. Always double it…and by the way, that still won’t be enough. I’m using mine as a dip for crudités for Thanksgiving, but use it on any salad. Would be amazing with bacon, sliced tomatoes, my pickled onions and softly boiled eggs cut in half. Enjoy!

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Best Ranch Ever MAGIC ELIXIRS (TM)

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: approx 2 cups


Homemade ranch is the only way to have ranch dressing!


  • 3 scallions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 11/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup greek-style yogurt, or Skyr
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken


Put all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until blended well.

15 thoughts on “Best Ranch Ever MAGIC ELIXIRS (TM)

  1. This sounds like a wonderful version! I think I will try it with coconut cream instead of the dairy to keep it paleo. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Did it work with coconut cream? Trying to find a dairy free version for myself as well.

      1. Coconut milk works well! Canned coconut milk

    2. On the blog, I also have a paleo ranch which is very good. This is one I use for the holidays when everyone is home and I want to be indulgent!

      1. I agree, the holidays are about indulging and special treats!

  2. I have never even bought store bought (oxymoron?) So I will try! Thank you.

    1. Awesome…hope you love it as much as I do!

    1. Oh thank you! I do too!

  3. Just made this recipe & I recommend adding the salt after tasting it. My batch turned out so salty I couldn’t use it

  4. How long will it keep in the fridge?

    1. I try to use any of my MAGIC ELIXIRS ™ and dressings within a week.

  5. Can I substitute the mayo for extra greek yogurt?

    1. It’s not going to be the same, but it still might be great! Instead of yogurt – I would use Icelandic Provisions Skyr. It is so much better than yogurt!

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