I adapted this recipe from thepioneerwoman.com. She has a lot of delicious recipes with great pictures detailing each step.
This is amazing and I highly recommend you try some for your family. Making homemade dressings are economical and a healthy way of eating - they do not have additives or high fructose corn syrup. Although, ranch dressing is not the healthiest choice, oh well :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
1 c. mayo (I used Hellmann's light)
1/2 c. greek yogurt (you could use sour cream as well)
buttermilk until desired consistency (you could use regular milk)
1 clove of garlic, mashed
pinch of kosher salt
1/4 c. parsley
2 T. chives
combine mayo and yogurt in bowl, set aside. chop garlic, sprinkle with salt and then mash with a fork. add to mayo/yogurt mix. add all herbs and stir to incorporate. slowly add buttermilk until desired consistency. taste it and add more salt or herbs as needed. refrigerate for 2 hours and serve.
* I didn't have fresh herbs on hand so I used dried. If you go the same route use less than the recipe call for, it tends to have a stronger flavor being dried. Fresh would definitely make this dressing better, but if you don't have it dried worked just fine.