Homemade Ranch Dressing

These days we’ve gotten so used to having convenience foods that we forget how delicious the homemade stuff really is.  And often, it really isn’t very hard or expensive to make.  Case in point – ranch dressing.  I’m honestly not the biggest fan of bottled dressings because they always have a strange taste to me.  I feel like a snob when I go to a restaurant and ask if their dressing is made in-house, but homemade dressings are just fantastic!

I’ve been wanting some good ranch dressing so I decided to just make it.  It used just stuff I had around the house so it actually didn’t cost me anything to make, plus it made a pretty large jar of it.  I was out of buttermilk so I made my own, and you can to by simply mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 tbsp vinegar, then let sit for about five minutes before adding to whatever you are doing.  Easy peasy!  So next time you’re fixing dinner, give your family a break from all of the preservatives and do something from scratch!

Homemade Ranch Dressing
Recipe from:  Confections of a Foodie Bride

3/4 cup mayo (light works fine)
3/4 cup sour cream (light works fine)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice (I used 1/2 a lemon)
1 cup buttermilk
1 small bunch chives, chopped
1 small handful fresh parsley, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.  Refrigerate.

Jar of Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing on a salad


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