Homemade Ranch Dressing
This recipe for homemade ranch dressing is so easy and delicious you’ll wonder why you ever spent your hard-earned money on the store bought version.
I adapted this recipe from the ranch dip recipe I found in RecipeTin Eats’ Chicken Wings Cookbook.
As a side-note, check out RecipeTin Eats’ cookbook, when you have a moment. I bought it — it’s an awesome book with with a bunch of recipes (33!) for “oven baked” chicken wings. Super crunchy and SO good.
Back to the ranch dip . . .
I was impressed by how easy it was to make and how fresh the dip tasted.
We finished the homemade dip . . . but we still had more wings. I pulled out the bottled ranch dressing . . .
NO. Just no.
The difference in flavor between the bottled version and the homemade version was shocking to me.
I love ranch dressing and had no idea what I was missing out on.
I vowed right there to never purchase bottled ranch ever again.
As I was making this dressing, one of the things that appealed to me is that I already had all the ingredients on hand.
There’s no reason why I couldn’t whip up a batch of dressing as needed.
I’m hoping you all can do that too!
I realized keeping a 32 ounce bottle of ranch in my fridge at all times is not necessary!
One thing I did to make future batches even faster, is pre-measure the dry seasonings.
Now I have the seasonings in a jar and when the need for dressing arises, all I have to do is add milk, sour cream, mayo and lemon juice and we’re good to go.
I hope this works for you. It’s delicious!
Enjoy – The Recipe Wench
|Prep time||5 minutes|
- 1/2 Cup mayo
- 1/2 Cup sour cream
- 1/2 Cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon each of dried dill, parsley, chives, black pepper and kosher salt
I made ranch dip for some chicken wings recently.
Delicious! But after the dip was gone, I used a bottled ranch dressing that we've enjoyed for years. The flavors didn't compare! Homemade was the clear winner! Make it fresh. I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand. This recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups.
Enjoy! - The Recipe Wench
|Whisk everything together! Add more milk, if necessary, to get the consistency you want.|