Ranch Dressing – Homemade with fresh, delicious ingredients and perfect to serve on salads or as a dip.
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Ranch dressing is something that I never had the opportunity try when I was living in Mexico. In fact, when I heard the name for the first time, I didn’t even know what it was. I thought that it was like the salsa ranchera that is common in Mexico and which consists of tomatoes and roasted peppers, prepared in a molcajete.
When I got to the United States, I found out in a hurry what it really was because my husband is its #1 fan. I’m not lying when I say that he puts it on almost anything! While ranch dressing is definitely a staple around our house, I have been pretty disappointed with the options that I have found at the stores. That is why I decided to make homemade ranch dressing and that is what I am going to share with you today.
For this recipe you will start by adding the whipping cream to a medium bowl before adding the lemon juice and mixing well. You may notice that the cream gets a little bit thick – this is normal. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, add the mayonnaise, the garlic, the onion powder, the salt, fresh dill, and the chives and stir until well combined. This should have a very creamy texture, but if you like it a little bit thinner, try adding a few tablespoons of milk to lighten it up a bit.
This delicious homemade ranch dressing recipe has become a quick favorite around here. It tastes so fresh and goes well as a dip for so many delicious recipes, including the following:
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Products Used In This Ranch Dressing Recipe
Serving Bowls: I love serving my dips in rustic looking, wooden bowls. I don’t know if it makes them taste better, but it sure seems to! You can get some of my favorites here.
Mixing Bowls: You will need some good mixing bowls to make sure you get the perfect consistency. These ones are a great option, but really any large mixing bowl will work.
Hand Mixer: You can mix the ingredients by hand, but it can be easier with a good hand mixer. This is one of my favorite kitchen tools, and you can get one here.