Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Homemade ranch is a non-negotiable in our fridge, and my taste even extends to restaurant orders – always inquiring about their ranch origins. And most of the times – it helps me decide whether I’ll want it or not. Whether it’s for pizza, veggies, fries, wraps, sandwiches, or salads, ranch is everyone’s favorite. No need to compromise on flavor. We’ve all been to that one restaurant where the ranch is unforgettable, and I bet they whip it up from scratch. Surprisingly, making your own ranch is super simple. It’s straightforward, and once you’ve crafted your batch, you’ll never look at store-bought ranch the same way again.

Having grown up in the restaurant scene, my parents instilled a love for homemade ranch, and store-bought versions just can’t compare. Introducing ‘The Guest House Ranch,’ a tweaked rendition of my family’s restaurant recipe. Today, I’m sharing two versions: the real deal homemade ranch and its time-saving cousin, semi-homemade. With kids in the mix, I’ve embraced convenience without sacrificing flavor. Trust me, both beats store-bought ranch hands down!

Our Kind of Homemade Ranch

Growing up in the restaurant world comes with its perks, but it also means having some seriously high standards for both cuisine and customer service. The downside? Since leaving “The Guest House,” I’ve been on a quest to find that same magical taste, especially when it comes to my parents’ homemade ranch. So, here’s my take on their classic recipe – presenting ‘The Guest House Ranch,’ my way of paying tribute to the flavors that molded my taste buds.

Our Kind of Homemade Ranch

Creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, finely chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried chives)
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Milk (enough to thin dressing to desired consistency)

Our Kind of Homemade Ranch

Instructions:

  1. Mixing the Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo and sour cream.
  2. Adding Herbs: For the fresh version, stir in the chopped parsley and finely chopped chives. For the dried version, add the dried parsley, dried chives, and dried dill weed.
  3. Seasoning the Blend: Add the garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Stir until all the seasonings are evenly incorporated.
  4. Achieving the Desired Consistency: Gradually add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk to the mixture, stirring until well combined. Adjust the amount of milk as needed for your preferred consistency.
  5. Storage: Keep the homemade ranch dressing refrigerated in a sealed container.
  6. Tips: For a thicker dressing or dip, omit adding milk.

Our Kind of Homemade Ranch

Homemade Ranch

Homemade Ranch

Yield: 12 - 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Indulge in the irresistible fusion of creamy goodness and vibrant herbs with our Homemade Ranch Dressing. A harmonious blend of fresh and dried ingredients creates a versatile dressing, perfect for salads, dips, or enhancing any dish. Elevate your culinary experience with 'The Guest House Ranch,' a homage to exquisite flavors that promises to transform every bite into a taste sensation.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried parsley)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives, finely chopped (or ½ teaspoon dried chives)
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Milk (enough to thin dressing to desired consistency)

Instructions

    Mixing the Base: In a mixing bowl, combine the mayo and sour cream.

    Adding Herbs: For the fresh version, stir in the chopped parsley and finely chopped chives. For the dried version, add the dried parsley, dried chives, and dried dill weed.

    Seasoning the Blend: Add the garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and ground black pepper. Stir until all the seasonings are evenly incorporated.

    Achieving the Desired Consistency: Gradually add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk to the mixture, stirring until well combined. Adjust the amount of milk as needed for your preferred consistency.

    Storage: Keep the homemade ranch dressing refrigerated in a sealed container.

    Enjoy your versatile and flavorful Homemade Ranch Dressing!

Notes

Usage Tips: For a thicker dressing or dip, omit adding milk.

Our Kind of Homemade Ranch

 

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