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Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing

(With Step-By-Step Photos)

by Kristen

If you love ranch dressing, try this recipe for pickle juice ranch dressing! This is an easy salad dressing that is made from pantry staples and is deliciously tangy with the addition of dill pickle juice.  

I live in Iowa, where we love our ranch dressing. Have you ever tried making homemade ranch dressing? It is so much better than store-bought. I kicked up this dressing a notch by adding pickle juice. You will love the tangy flavor of the pickle juice to the ranch dressing.

You won’t believe how little prep time went into this delicious homemade ranch dressing recipe. You will want your dressing to marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

If you love pickles, you should try:

Ranch Pickle Pot Roast 

Pickle Juice Cucumber Salad


One cup of Sour cream the creaminess from sour cream will make this ranch dressing perfect tasting! If you want to cut calories, you can substitute Greek Yogurt. 

1/3 cup of Mayonnaise

Dijon Mustard- Dijon mustard is one of my all-time favorite ingredients. Ingredients. Dijon gives the ranch a little bite.

1/3 cup of Pickle JuiceI use dill pickle juice for this recipe. Pickle juice from your favorite kind of pickles will work great. 

1 tsp dried onion- or onion powder- I prefer dried onion, but onion powder will also work.  

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried parsley- dried parsley is used simply for “color” you can also add chives if you like. 

One tsp dried or fresh dill-  not all ranch dressing recipes call for dill, but I think it will make the sauce taste so much better. 

1/2 teaspoon salt-  a touch of salt is needed for this dressing to be complete.

Optional: Instead of adding the herbs and spices individually, you can use a store-bought ranch seasoning mix packet and mix it with sour cream, mayo, and pickle juice.   If you are a pepper fan, you can add a little if you like.

What can do use Pickle Juice Ranch Dressing for?

Salad dressing

Dipping veggies or chips

Pasta salad

Chicken salad

Salad dressing

Deviled eggs.

Dipping chicken wings, pizza, or anything else you would use with ranch dip.

Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing Instructions

1. Whisk together sour cream, Mayonnaise, pickle juice, and dijon mustard in a medium-sized bowl.

2. Add herbs and spices OR a ranch dressing seasoning packet and stir everything together.

3. Place the dressing in a small bowl or a jar and cover it with a lid. Let the dressing marinate in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

If you like this recipe, you should also try the following:

Loaded Roasted Broccoli 

Pressure Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower. 

Easy Individual Yogurt Dill Dip Cups

This dip has potassium and calcium.   This is an excellent option for dipping vegetables!

Did you make this easy pickle juice ranch salad dressing dip? I would love to hear how it turned out for you! You can comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how it turned out for you! You can find me on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


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Nicole July 22, 2023 - 4:45 pm

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️2nd time making this. It’s our go to ranch recipe. We used a family favorite dejon, it’s champagne and dill. Just an added depth of flavor. Yum!

Susan May 11, 2023 - 10:17 pm

Made it. Loved it. I even put a finely diced dill pickle in it!

Kristen May 12, 2023 - 7:25 pm

thanks for letting me know!

Kathy April 12, 2023 - 7:47 pm

We enjoyed this dressing

Melanie April 10, 2023 - 2:01 pm

How long does this dressing last in the fridge?

Kristen April 10, 2023 - 7:27 pm

about 5-7 days

Mark April 6, 2023 - 4:22 am

I have to ask how much mustard as it doesn’t say.

Kristen April 6, 2023 - 2:10 pm

1 teaspoon

Linda March 27, 2023 - 1:19 pm

I made this using the leftover juice from my homemade pickles and it was a real treat!

ashley June 16, 2020 - 9:08 pm

Yum, how have I never heard of this? I’ve never made pickle dip but I’m in for anything pickle and ranch-flavored. I’m so excited to try this!!

Melanie January 14, 2020 - 4:13 pm

I would have never thought of combining these two flavors, but now I definitely want to try it. I imagine that it pairs wonderfully with the chicken strips! #client


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