As with the Caesar salad dressing recipe I found, after this I never want to buy bottled again.
I found this Ranch dressing recipe on The Huffington Post, and I do recommend checking it out and not just going off of my post here, and I’ll tell you why.
This is one of those recipes where all of the ingredients are spot-on, but you have to play with the proportions a bit to get it to your personal preference; the author of the post says as much.
That being said, this is my interpretation, and everyone who has tried it has asked for the recipe.
- 1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk*
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2 tsp finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 tsp Dijon or spicy brown mustard
- a few dashes Tabasco sauce
*This is the only problem with making Ranch dressing at home – you need buttermilk, which comes in this large container, and you’re never going to use the buttermilk for anything else.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
You can read about the history of Ranch dressing (which inspired me to try making my own) here.