Homemade Ranch Dressing

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The Best Homemade Ranch Dressing


Ranch dressing is a popular condiment that originated in the United States in the 1950s. It was created by a man named Steve Henson, who owned a ranch in California, and originally served it to guests as a dipping sauce for vegetables. It quickly became popular, and in 1983, it surpassed ketchup as the most popular salad dressing in the US.

Ranch dressing is typically made from a base of mayonnaise, sour cream, or buttermilk, and flavored with a blend of herbs and spices such as garlic, onion, dill, and parsley. It is known for its tangy, creamy flavor and is commonly used as a dip for vegetables, chips, and wings, as well as a dressing for salads and sandwiches.

Over the years, ranch dressing has become a staple in American cuisine and has even been incorporated into a variety of other dishes. For example, it is often used as a topping for pizza, a seasoning for popcorn, or as a coating for fried chicken.

While ranch dressing has been criticized by some for being high in fat and calories, there are now many low-fat and light versions available. Despite its detractors, it remains a beloved condiment in the US and around the world, with many people considering it a comfort food and a must-have in their refrigerator.


Ranch Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk
  • 3 tblsp parsley
  • 3 tblsp chives
  • 3 tblsp dill
  • 2 minced gralic cloves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juice

Prep Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients, mix them together and sit in the fridge for an hour before use.

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