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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Description

You can use this as a base recipe and add other ingredients here and there to achieve the flavor you like. While it’s pretty hard to beat that dadgum green and white store bought packet, I actually really love the flavor of the from-scratch stuff. Try it and see if you do, too!

Ingredients

  • 1 clove (to 2 Cloves) Garlic
  • Salt To Taste
  • ¼ cups Italian Flat-leaf Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Chives
  • 1 cup (Real) Mayonnaise
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • Buttermilk (as Needed To Desired Consistency)
  • White Vinegar (optional, To Taste)
  • Worcestershire Sauce, To Taste (optional)
  • Fresh Dill (optional, To Taste)
  • Cayenne Pepper (optional, To Taste)
  • Paprika (optional, To Taste)
  • Fresh Oregano (optional, To Taste)
  • Tabasco (optional, To Taste)

Preparation

Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle about an 1/8 to ¼ teaspoons of salt on it and mash it into a paste with a fork. Chop the parsley, chives and any of the optional herbs very finely and add to the garlic.

In a bowl combine all ingredients, adding other optional ingredients as you wish, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thin with milk or buttermilk if desired.

(Don’t overdo the garlic or you’ll be up all night, emailing me about your heartburn.)

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www.ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com on 4.11.2010

After making this dressing, I am officially a homemade dressing convert! It was soooo good. I used 3 cloves of garlic and even though you warned against it, my husband and I loved the heat! This was incredible dressing and I’ll definitely be making it again and again.

I posted it on my cooking blog:
http://ashleyscookingadventures.blogspot.com/2010/03/homemade-ranch-dressing-very-delish.html

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honeycrisp on 3.26.2010

This recipe should come with a ****WARNING**** do not attempt unless your willing to give up the bottle. This is highly addictive.

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catrina on 3.11.2010

I am known as the “Ranch Queen” by my family; as in ‘everything tastes better with Ranch!’
I will definitely be making this tonight (and keep it hidden in the fridge)!

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shellsonvancouverisland on 3.10.2010

Oh my gosh , made this the other night and it is wonderful. The longer it sits the more the flavors meld. It did take some fussing to get the spices/flavors like I wanted but I wrote them down so next time I can just go right that those amounts.

So nice having a dressing/dip that isn’t full of ingredients that I cannot pronounce.

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Betsy Joy B. on 3.10.2010

I can’t wait to try it – I am so not liking the latest bottle of “Light Ranch” that I got,

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Kelly on 2.20.2012

This was pretty good. I think I will use more sour cream next time and less mayonnaise.

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Coryn Barry-Murphy on 1.1.2012

I don’t think many Australians really know or appreciate ranch dressing. I love it, and I love this recipe. Turns any leftover salad items into a meal, add a hard boiled, and some croutons, and it’s a gorgeous dish. Thank you Ree!

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Lacey Maurer on 8.21.2011

This is a great recipe. I really like how highly adaptable it is; you can really play around with the flavors. I used 1/2 cup regular milk, and I found the dressing a little too thin; it didn’t stick to the lettuce. Next time I’ll use less milk or buttermilk.

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VictoriaDoubleU on 4.11.2011

I was in a jam & really needed it but couldn’t get to the store – this turned out fabulous! I played around with the additions & it made all the difference. Thanks for posting this!

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Cathy Bray on 11.22.2010

Oh this was so good! I will now be using this recipe always. I used it for a dip as well…mmmmmm

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