If you’re looking for a recipe for ranch dressing made with natural ingredients, here’s my homemade ranch salad dressing (or ranch dip) recipe that I came up with several years ago and have been making and tweaking ever since.
Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe
1 cup organic mayonnaise
½ cup organic sour cream
¾ cup organic milk (use more for a thinner dressing or less to make a thick ranch dip)
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use more sometimes)
¾ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped (*see note below on herbs)
2 tablespoons chives, sniped finely
3 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
Whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream and milk with a wire whisk until smooth. Stir in all other ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
*Herb variations: I use a variety of herbs when they are in season. Parsley, chives and dill are good choices for this recipe. You can also use dried herbs if you don’t have fresh on hand. Just add a little at a time until you’re satisfied with the amount of herbs and refrigerate overnight.
You can also stir in blue cheese for a creamy homemade blue cheese dressing.
This ranch dressing recipe is good on salads and baked potatoes or to douse your daily veggies into. Serve the dip version up with crackers or veggies. Which remind me, the kale is ready in the garden and I’ve really wanted to make some kale chips.
Enjoy! ….and don’t forget to pin!