Herbed Ranch Sauce

Herbed ranch sauce with mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, chives, and dill for a flavorful sauce perfect for dipping or drizzling.

This recipe for Herbed Ranch Sauce creates a creamy and herbaceous sauce. It begins with a smooth base of mayonnaise and sour cream, providing a rich and velvety texture. The addition of fresh lemon juice introduces a bright, tangy note that cuts through the richness. A clove of finely minced garlic adds a subtle, warm depth, complementing the fresh herbs. The sauce is elevated by the inclusion of finely chopped fresh chives and dill, infusing it with a fragrant, garden-fresh aroma and a slight oniony bite from the chives. The ingredients are seamlessly blended using an immersion blender, resulting in a smooth and evenly mixed sauce. Once the flavors are adjusted to taste, the sauce is transferred to an airtight container and refrigerated, making it a perfect make-ahead condiment. Ideal for dressing salads, drizzling over grilled meats, or as a dip for vegetables, this sauce is a versatile addition to any culinary repertoire, offering a burst of freshness in every spoonful.


Yield: Approximately 3/4 cup

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl or a container with high sides, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, minced garlic, chives, and dill.
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until well incorporated and smooth.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  4. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.