Easy Ranch Slaw

creamy ranch slaw

A Simple Veggie Slaw with Ranch Dressing

So … creamy ranch slaw is going to be the easiest thing you’ll make.  It’s really one of those common sense recipes that seems kind of silly for me to post, but whatever.  Here it is.  This particular creamy ranch slaw has been featured atop my buffalo chicken tacos and my buffalo chicken lettuce wraps.  It is best when served fresh, but if you store the veggies and ranch separately in the refrigerator, you can extend its life by a couple of days!  

creamy ranch slaw

Back story:  I discovered the art of buying veggies off of the salad bar in the grocery store one day when I needed only one piece of celery, one carrot, and a few green onions.  I just happened to glance at each of these items on the salad bar, and it hit me.  Not only is this a cheaper option, but it also allows for far less waste of the extra veggies that go to die in your refrigerator.  Unless eating healthy is your jam, in which case I ask that you teach me your ways.

Creamy ranch slaw is great for the aforementioned buffalo chicken recipes, but it can be used universally!  Top off a burger, or a chicken sandwich, or whatever else you please 🙂  I used the ranch only recipe and drizzled it onto a buffalo chicken and kale salad I made a couple of weeks ago.  Agh!  Half healthy!  And delicious.

It’s easy, it’s quick, and it’s the perfect flavor friend to fill the void of any handheld recipes that still need some sort of topping.  I hope you enjoy!

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creamy ranch slaw.

Fresh, easy creamy ranch slaw is so perfect for topping buffalo chicken tacos, chicken sandwiches, spicy pork sandwiches, and so much more!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ranch Slaw
Servings: 1 cup
Author: sara rose :
Cost: $2


For Creamy Ranch:

  • 2 tbsp. sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. ranch seasoning*

For Slaw:

  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce** such as iceberg or romaine
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp. blue cheese crumbles optional


For Creamy Ranch:

  • Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together until completely combined. Set aside to let flavors blend.

For Slaw:

  • Toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix with the creamy ranch just before serving. Taste, and season with salt and pepper (if desired).


*For ranch seasoning, I recommend the Hidden Valley packet from the store.  If you're looking to make a homemade version, I recommend Ali's from Gimme Some Oven:
**Any lettuce will do!  I tie this recipe in with my buffalo chicken lettuce wraps, so I recommend using whatever lettuce you're using for those.  Otherwise, iceberg or romaine are great options.  The crunchier the lettuce, the more it will stand up to the creamy ranch.

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    • Jen
    • January 17, 2016

    I am usually not big on ranch but this actually looks delicious and SO easy! I think you sold me on the bleu cheese crumbles!

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