Homemade Ranch Dressing

There are a few things in life that people possess monstrous opinions about. Politics, religion, relationships….and ranch dressing.

Ranch dressing is tricky, I tell you. How much tang? How much kick? How thin or thick should it be? You’re liable to lose a limb if you find yourself in a situation of opposing ranch opinions. I’ve been there. It wasn’t pretty.

I was surprised to find out how easy a base recipe is for ranch dressing. With a little tweaking, I am thrilled to tell you I made the perfect ranch. Well, for me. A little thin, a little spicy, a little tangy.

What’s your favorite version? Wait don’t tell me. This could be a deal-breaker.

Wait, do. I’m ready.

What it took for 1 cup, or a small mason jar:

* 1/2 cup buttermilk

* 1/4th cup sour cream

* 1/8th cup low-fat mayo

* 1 garlic clove

* pinch of cayenne

* 2 fresh thyme sprigs

* 1 tsp dill weed

* pinch of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Whisk all of the above in a medium bowl and voila, happiness! I mean ranch.


5 Responses to Homemade Ranch Dressing

  1. ljrich November 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm #
    This is an alternative to the store brand, and I will try as fresher is usually better.
  2. Tammy Bennett February 24, 2018 at 9:56 pm #
    I made it with homemade mayo and the flavor is really good, but it is thin. It should thicken in the fridge over night.
  3. Website April 10, 2018 at 1:02 am #
    As I have read some of the points of your post seems to be very useful and if one follow these guidelines so you can prepare one of the best dishes.
  4. Barb H. June 4, 2018 at 11:48 am #
    Not a very good recipe, sooooo thin, kept adding more mayo, more mayo,. then decided to look up another recipe to see what I could improve on with this. Needs to be taken off the internet
  5. Grace Annette Barnes May 8, 2020 at 7:36 am #
    very yummy!!! Not too thick so I like it!!

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