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The BEST Ranch Dressing Recipe

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.

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Best Ranch Dressing Recipe in a Mason Jar with Salad
Best Ranch Dressing Recipe

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.

Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe
Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Here’s the Recipe for the Best Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

Best Ranch Dressing Recipe
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

The Best Ranch Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

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.

Best Ranch Dressing Recipe on Chicken Salad
Best Ranch Dressing Recipe on Chicken Salad

How to Use Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing

The classic use of ranch dressing is as a flavorful dressing for various garden salads, Caesar salads, and Cobb salads.

Veggie Dip

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.

Burger Topping

Instead of ketchup or mayonnaise, spread ranch dressing on your burger for an extra burst of flavor.

Sandwich Spread

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.

Pizza Dip

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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