Creamy Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing…it’s what makes the world go ’round.

Personally, I eat salad for the express purpose of having a reason to eat ranch dressing.

I will pick certain restaurants over others only because of their amazing ranch dressing.

It is the perfect condiment…

Unless it’s bottled. Years ago I gave up bottled dressing for the powdered mix…until we became an MSG-free home. So, I went on a quest. Luckily, this one didn’t involve dragons. The quest for the perfect homemade ranch dressing. This is it.

Creamy Ranch Dressing

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge for optimum flavor. This thickens as it sits, add milk to achieve desired consistency as needed.

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5 thoughts on “Creamy Ranch Dressing

  1. How long do you think this would be good for in the fridge? Maybe a week? Did you know the average age for salad dressing in a fridge is 2 years old? Heard that on a radio quiz once. I don’t doubt it.

    • Yeah, I’d say a week or two..depending on how fresh your dairy products are. It doesn’t usually last longer than that in our house anyway, lol. The kids dip everything in it. I don’t doubt that stat either, some people I know (who would kill me if I mentioned them in a public forum) keep their condiments for WAAAAYYY too long.

    • I don’t..yet. I plan to start, though. I use Best Foods/Hellmans, just because I like the taste best. I use the canola kind. It has EDTA in it, unfortunately. Plus, it’s the only soy-free mayo I have found. I have a son sensitive to soy, including soybean oil. Trader Joes has mayo I used to use, too.

  2. I have recently started replacing the mayo with greek yogurt. It tastes a tiny bit different, but the heath benefits definitely outweigh that in my opinion.

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