For years we have been making ranch dressing from the packet. I wanted to start making my own dressing, with fresh ingredients. As the kids tell me, this Homemade Ranch Dressing is fire!
By using a few ingredients, that you may already have in your refrigerator, you can make this dressing in just a few minutes.
I use my little food chopper, but I have also used the NutriBullet to mix the dressing up.
Homemade Ranch Dressing is delicious on a salad.
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The kids love the taste of this ranch dressing, and I love the fact that it is so simple to make.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
1 cup Mayonnaise
2/3 cup Buttermilk or 2/3 cup Milk and 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
2 – 3 Green Onions or 1 small Shallot, chopped
1 clove of Garlic
1 teaspoon dried Dill (use more if you use fresh)
1 teaspoon dried Parsley (use more if you use fresh)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/8 – 1/4 Cayenne Pepper
Chop green onion into inch long pieces. Slice garlic into a few pieces. Throw all ingredients in a mini food processor or blender, and blend well. Put this wonderful dressing into a pint size jar and you can serve immediately or put in the refrigerator for later.
We also like to use fresh herbs when we have them on hand. Just add about 1 tablespoon or so of each, adjust to taste.
Using shallots instead of green onion is also very good, a little bit stronger of an onion flavor, but delicious!
If you like a little smokiness and heat, try my Chipotle Ranch Sauce. It would be great on salad, and is excellent on chicken or shrimp tacos.
This recipe is adapted from 5 Ingredient Fix.