Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Y'all, ranch dressing makes everything better. 

I was eating it on steak well into high school (and that's just a shame!).

But as I try to fill my diet with more fresh fruits and veggies, 
this is something that will definitely help! 
And I can feel better about it because it's homemade 
and not a bottled store bought version with lots of preservatives. 

(I still love you Hidden Valley...)

Plus I had buttermilk, sour cream and mayo leftover from other recipes 
so this one helped me clean out those containers to reuse!

I took the recipe from Annie's Eats and modified it 
to what I had in my kitchen
So, instead of chives, I used cilantro
Instead of lemon juice, I squeezed a lime
and it still tastes pretty dang good!
I ate it on this lovely salad with dinner
and on pita chips for a snack. Yum!

What You Need:
¾ cup mayonnaise
¾ cup sour cream
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
¼-1 cup buttermilk
1 small bunch chives
Small handful parsley
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ tsp. kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

What To Do:
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor starting with ¼ cup of the buttermilk and blend for 10 seconds.  Check the consistency and taste and blend in additional buttermilk as desired.  Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What helps you eat more vegetables?


  1. Annie's Eats has some awesome recipes! I currently have ranch dressing on my sandwich, which I haven't had in YEARS!

  2. i bet this ranch is so much more healthy for you than the store brand that has extra sugar and preservatives in it! it looks like a great, and simple recipe and those are the best kind!

  3. Oh man, we have to try this! C is the PICKIEST person ever about ranch. I am not even kidding. It is his favorite dressing so it makes it really difficult when he can't ever find one he likes. Ha. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our Living Room Redo. So glad you like it! We love it. I take it you all are board game people as well? We definitely love ours! Have a great day!

  4. Dang girl! Look at you making homemade ranch! Impressed!

  5. We'll have to try it!

    Minted Magazine

  6. i love homemade ranch! my son is allergic to eggs (they're in mayo) so i have yet to find a good substitute which is so sad! now i'm craving some. :)


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