Ranch dressing originates from America. It is a salad dressing made mainly with mayonnaise, buttermilk, herbs and spices. Popular herbs that are used in this dressing are chives, parsley and dill, on top of that pepper, ground paprika and mustard are used in it as well. Ranch dressing has a creamy, thick consistency and a fresh and aromatic smell, mainly due to the addition of fresh herbs.
Preparing ranch dressing is super easy and quick, and the only thing that takes a minute is chopping up the herbs. Other than that, there’s really no need to do anything else, just mix all the ingredients together. Homemade ranch dressing should be stored in the fridge for no longer than 3-4 days, especially if you use fresh herbs to prepare it.
This dressing is a great addition to salads, sandwiches, roasted poultry and roasted vegetables. I recommend you the following recipe for ranch dressing and I wish you a tasty meal.
Ingredients for ranch dressing.
- 100 g sour cream
- 80 g mayonnaise
- 150 g buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped dill
- 1,5 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped chives
- 1 big clove of garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- a pinch of ground black pepper
How to make ranch dressing.
Finely chop the fresh chives, dill and parsley and place them in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, mashed garlic, mayonnaise, buttermilk and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Pour the finished dressing into a jar and put it in the fridge.
Good to know when making ranch dressing.
You can replace the fresh herbs with dried ones. I recommend adding a little less dried herbs than fresh ones.
If you like a more liquid dressing, you can add a little more buttermilk.
Do you like salads with homemade dressing? If so, then try our recipe for Basil dressing.