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Ranch dressing is one of the most popular salad dressings of all time. You can make a thick creamy restaurant-style ranch dressing at home that’s amazing. Making your own homemade spice mixes and seasonings is fun and simple.
You avoid all the chemicals in the store mixes and you get flavor you won’t believe. Check out how easy it is to make your own ranch seasoning mix.
Homemade ranch dressing
This dressing will have just what you want to feed your family, no hidden ingredients. It will also make your salads and other foods taste wonderful. Once you have your ranch seasoning mix made, you’ll be using it for all kinds of dishes like this taco soup that my kids adore! It’s very economical.
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When I have a good dressing, it makes me want to eat more salad. It’s also a great way to get kids to eat raw vegetables like carrot sticks and broccoli. Great dressing helps healthy eating happen.
Restaurant Style Ranch Dressing Recipe
- 1 c sour cream or greek yogurt
- 1 c buttermilk
- 2 T homemade ranch seasoning mix
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 T raw honey
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1 juice of lemon
- 2 T grated onion
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- 1 tsp dijon or spicy brown mustard
- Dump everything into a large mason jar and shake until well mixed.
- Dressing is best after a few hours or a day in the refrigerator.
Homemade chipotle ranch
If you like a spicy kick to your ranch dressing, just use the recipe and add a few chipotle peppers and a little of the juice. About a half a can will make this recipe sing with smoky spice.
Toss it in the blender with the other dressing ingredients and you’re good to go.
Or for another spicy variation, check out this Mexican ranch dressing with a kick!
Homemade greek yogurt ranch
I make my homemade restaurant-style ranch dressing with sour cream, but greek yogurt makes a fine substitute. You also get the probiotics in your dressing and other benefits of yogurt. Give it a try, I’m willing you bet you can’t even tell the difference.
Homemade avocado ranch
Homemade avocado ranch is made similar to the chipotle version. Just peel an avocado that is good and ripe. Toss it in the blender with the other dressing ingredients and you’ll have a creamy, green, yummy avocado-ranch.
Homemade ranch dip
Making homemade ranch dip from the homemade ranch seasoning mix takes about 5 seconds to make and it’s better than ANY store-bought dip you have ever tasted in your life!
Just take an 8-ounce container of sour cream. I like to use daisy. But I’m a sour cream snob I guess. Mix it with 2 tablespoons of homemade ranch seasoning mix and stir it in. You’re done. You can also use thick, plain greek yogurt to do the same thing. You’ll make it again and again. There’s no better dip!
It goes great with this Halloween Veggie Skeleton!
Let me know how you like these when you make them.
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