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Homemade Zesty Ranch Dip / Sauce

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

This ranch dressing can be made into a dip or dressing for a salad. Just add milk to get it to the constancy you want. The lemon zest and paprika does give it a little more zing than any other ranch dressings I have tasted.


½ cup mayo

¾ cup sour cream

1 tsp dried dill

2 tbsp finely chopped green onions

1 tbsp Lawry’s garlic salt or next four items

(½ tsp dried parsley)

(½ tsp garlic powder)

(½ tsp onion powder)

(¼ tsp salt)

Pinch of pepper

¼ tsp paprika

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Zest of one lemon

Up to ½ cup milk


  1. Whisk together mayo and sour cream until well blended

  2. Add all herbs, spices and lemon juice and zest and mix well

  3. Depending on what you will use this for add milk until you have consistency you want

  4. For salad dressing more milk

  5. Add extra spices or lemon - adjust to your taste

  6. For the dip I made I didn’t use any milk as the lemon juice gave the constancy I wanted for it

  7. Can be stored for up to five days in the refrigerator


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