This Ranch Dressing Recipe is so easy to make and delicious, you’ll never buy store-bought salad dressing again. It’s a classic salad dressing that adds creamy and tangy flavor to various dishes.
Creamy ranch dressing has become a staple in households and restaurants worldwide. Ranch dressing is made from a combination of mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, herbs, and spices. Ranch dressing offers a versatile taste for salads or a dipping sauce for vegetables, chicken wings, and even pizza.
History of Ranch Salad Dressing
Ranch dressing was invented in the 1950s at a dude ranch called Hidden Valley Ranch. Steve Henson was the owner and created the ranch dressing recipe to serve to their guests. It became an instant hit among ranch visitors.
As demand for the salad dressing grew, the Henson’s began packaging and selling their homemade creation, initially in envelopes of dry mix. Eventually, they transitioned to selling bottled ranch dressing. In 1972, the Hensons sold the brand to Clorox, which helped propel the ranch dressing to mainstream popularity.
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Here’s the Recipe for the Best Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl, whisk mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper together until well-combined.
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
This Ranch Salad Dressing is so easy to make and delicious, you'll never buy store-bought dressing again. It's a classic salad dressing that adds creamy and tangy flavor to various dishes.
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh chives
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 10mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g
How long will homemade ranch dressing last in the refrigerator?
When you store ranch salad dressing in an airtight container, it will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze ranch salad dressing?
Dairy doesn’t freeze well. When dairy defrosts, it takes on a grainy texture. I do not recommend you freeze the ranch dressing recipe.
How to Use Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing
The classic use of ranch dressing is as a flavorful dressing for various garden salads, Caesar salads, and Cobb salads.
Ranch dressing is perfect for dipping fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes.
Chicken Wing Dip
Using ranch salad dressing as a dip for chicken wings provides a creamy and tangy accompaniment to the crispy chicken.
Instead of ketchup or mayonnaise, spread ranch dressing on your burger for an extra burst of flavor.
Use ranch dressing as a tasty spread for sandwiches and wraps, adding a creamy and tangy twist.
Baked Potato Topping
Ranch salad dressing will give baked potatoes zesty flavor when you use it instead of sour cream.
Once you start dipping your pizza in ranch dressing, you’ll never go back.
Pasta Salad Dressing
Replace plain mayonnaise with ranch dressing for a creamy herb alternative.
Baked Chicken Coating
Use ranch salad dressing as a coating for chicken before baking.
Potato Salad Dressing
Not only does ranch dressing work with pasta salad, but try it in your potato salad.
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