My Roasted Garlic Parmesan Ranch Dressing is a rich buttermilk garlic ranch dressing recipe with Parmesan cheese.
The recipe is sort of the best of two worlds, between a ranch salad dressing and Caesar. It's fantastic on salads, as a dip or even a marinade, It would be the perfect thing to dunk my Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in!
I wanted a nice fresh creamy homemade garlic ranch dressing for a salad I've been working on. The requirements were it be thick enough to use in a sandwich or wrap without being too drippy, yet still nice on a variety salads. I also didn't want it to be overpowering.
This Roasted Garlic Parmesan Ranch Dressing Recipe was the result. The dressing teamed wonderfully with the Grilled Chicken & Sweet Corn Salad it was created for.
Roasted Garlic for Ranch Dressing
I roasted the garlic for this ranch dressing on the grill, since I was cooking other foods on it at the time. Of course, you could roast the garlic in the oven if you prefer.
In either case, I peeled the garlic cloves (5) and placed them on foil, drizzled with just a little olive oil, and closed up the foil like a pouch.
Pop it in a 425 degee oven or on med heat grill and the garlic should be roasted in 15-20 minutes.
While I adored this with chicken and sweet corn, it would also make a great potato salad dressing. Try it as a dipping sauce for air fryer pierogis or oven fried potato wedges too.
Roasted Garlic Parmesan Ranch Dressing Recipe
- 5 cloves roasted garlic
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ground pepper to taste
- ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
- Place roasted garlic, oil, vinegar and buttermilk in blender pulse to break up garlic.
- Add mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, pulse until garlic is fully pulverized.
- Add Parmesan, pulse to mix in. Dressing can be used immediately, or refrigerated in sealed container (use within a few days).
This looks so yummy. I have to confess I am not a big Ranch fan and I could easily see this a alternative that the Ranch fans would also enjoy.
Melissa Pezza says
Wow! That's a ranch recipe! This would be so good with a nice plate of hot wings. Yum!
Grace Hodgin says
What a timely recipe. I am trying to create a California blend dish and didn't have the ranch dressing it called for and didn't have a clue how to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing.
Jen A says
Ranch is one of my favorite dressings. It's super versatile and this sounds just as good, I'd use it on a sandwich instead of mayO!
I have been looking for a new Ranch recipe! I am a HUGE fan of garlic so this is a match made in heaven! I will be pinning this and making it as soon as I can!
I love this dressing. Homemade ranch is so much better than store bought and the roasted garlic in this really makes it special. YUM
Robin Gagnon says
I agree ranch is one of those salad dressing that fresh homemade makes a huge difference.