Homemade dill dressing whips up fast and is full of tangy flavor!

Use this dressing recipe as a base for dips, dressings, and spreads all year long!

Dill Dressing in a bowl and on a spoon

Delicious Dill Dressing!

  • Creamy dill dressing only takes 10 minutes to make using easy to find ingredients.
  • Low-carb dill dressing adds freshness and brings flavor to everything from salads to baked potatoes to fish.
  • Dill dressing can be made up to two days ahead and the flavor will just get better. It’s also easily halved or doubled.
buttermilk , dill , mayonnaise, sour cream , worcestershire , garlic , pickle juice , salt and pepper with labels to make Dill Dressing

Easy Ingredients and Variations

Buttermilk: Real buttermilk is best but if it’s not on hand, you can make your own. Simply stir 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar into one cup of milk and wait about 5 minutes. Easy peasy.

Creamy Base: Mayonnaise and sour cream provide the best flavor. Try subbing in Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for a brighter flavor and to shave off a few calories.

Pickle Juice: Try to scoop up some of spices or garlicky pieces in the juice. Half pickle juice and half jalapeno juice will add a spicy kick to dill dip. The dip will thicken as it chills in the refrigerator so adjust the pickle juice to your desired consistency.

Seasonings: Fresh dill is best but if it’s not available, use 1 teaspoon of dried dill weed for every Tablespoon of fresh. Toss in a package of ranch dressing, or some fun everything bagel seasoning.

Variations: Shredded cucumber, zucchini, and carrots add color and flavor to dill dressing. Parmesan, crumbled feta, and blue cheese will also bring tangy flavor to dill dressing.

jar of Dill Dressing

How to Make Dill Dressing

Versatile dill dressing adds a pop of tangy flavor to veggies, salads, or sandwiches.

  1. Whisk ingredients together in a bowl until fully combined, as per recipe below.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

It’s also really easy to make using leftover dill dip! Combine the dill dip with a few extra ingredients to turn it into a dressing. See recipe below!

Ways to Serve Dill Dressing

As a Dip: Scoop dill dressing into a hollowed-out bell pepper and place it in the center of a platter surrounded by fresh veggies like celery, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, and cauliflower. It’s also a great dip for homemade pasta chips, pretzels, and breadsticks. For a thicker dip, try our favorite Dillionaire Dip!

As a Condiment: Place some dill dressing in a squirt bottle and drizzle some over roasted asparagus or over fresh shrimp skewers. We serve dill dressing on BLTs, or actually any sandwich. Drizzle it over a tasty pasta salad. Anything goes.

adding Dill Dressing to lettuce

Storing Dressing

  • Store dill dressing in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Stir thoroughly before using.
  • It’s not a good idea to freeze dips with lots of dairy in them since they won’t thaw out creamy and smooth. Thankfully, this recipe is easy to make again.
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Dill Dressing

Dill dressing is creamy, fresh, and tang. It's the perfect lift to any green salad and doubles as a dip.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup sour cream light
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon pickle juice or white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste

Instructions 

  • In a medium bowl, or cruet, add buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, pickle juice, Worcestershire, and garlic. Whisk or shake well to combine.
  • Add pepper and salt to taste. Store in a mason jar or cruet in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Makes 2 cups. Recipe can easily be halved.
  • This dip contains fresh garlic. It should be refrigerated and consumed within 2-3 days. 
*To make Dill Dressing using leftover dill dip, combine the following:
  • 1 cup dill dip
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice (or white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 100 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American

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