Calling All Veggie Lovers...
Homemade Ranch Dressing is all-natural, loaded with buttermilk and fresh herbs, simple to make, and SO good that you’ll never go back to store-bought again!
Sometimes making the things you love at home from scratch can be a bit intimidating, but we promise that this ranch is worth the minimal effort. It’s healthier (as in, no additives or preservatives), more budget-friendly, and quick and easy to whip up in a flash.
In fact, here’s how straightforward it is:
Whisk together the mayo, sour cream, and buttermilk.
Blend in the herbs, flavorings, and spices.
See? Couldn’t be any simpler.
However, there is one final, very important step that does require a bit of planning ahead and/or patience:
Refrigerate your ranch dressing for four hours (or ideally, overnight) to let the flavors come together.
1/2 cup good-quality mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Farmer's All Natural buttermilk
3 tablespoons fresh minced parsley, OR 1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh minced dill, OR 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk until smooth. Stir in parsley, dill, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Blend well and adjust seasonings, to taste. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. If consistency is too thick, thin out dressing with a splash of additional buttermilk.
If you don't have any buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by pouring 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice (or white vinegar) into a 1-cup liquid measuring cup. Fill the measuring cup up to the 1/2-cup line with milk (whole milk is preferred but low-fat/skim milk will work). Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes and stir before proceeding with recipe.
To make Ranch Dip (instead of dressing), use a total of 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 3/4 cup sour cream, and eliminate the buttermilk.
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