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The Most Delicious Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Inside: This Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe is made with fresh ingredients and works perfectly as a dip for your favorite appetizers or a salad dressing. 

Ranch dressing is something that I never had the opportunity to try when I was growing up 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, and is prepared in a molcajete.

This Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe is made with fresh ingredients and works perfectly as a dip for your favorite appetizers or a salad dressing.

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This homemade ranch is better than anything you can buy in the store and it is so simple to make too!

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! Although ranch dressing is a staple around our house, I have been pretty disappointed with the options that I have found at the stores. They are usually full of ingredients that aren’t necessary or good for you.

Since we do eat ranch dressing and dip so often, I thought I would try to come up with a homemade, fresher version. Today, I am going to share with you what is now our go-to ranch dressing recipe, and I hope that you will see why we love it so much!

How Do You Make Ranch Dressing?

You may be surprised how easy it is to make your own homemade ranch. It requires ingredients that you probably already have. This is great because you will always know what ingredients are included and that they are fresh.

To start, you will need to add whipping cream to a medium bowl before adding lemon juice and mixing well. This will form the base of the ranch dressing or dip. You may notice that the cream gets a little bit thick – this is normal.

After letting it rest for about five minutes, you will need to add the following ranch dressing ingredients:

  • mayonnaise;
  • garlic;
  • onion powder;
  • salt;
  • fresh dill; and
  • chives.

After you mix the above ingredients together, the resulting mixture will have a very creamy texture. This is ideal as a ranch dip, but if you are looking for a thinner ranch dressing, try adding a few tablespoons of milk to thin it out a bit.

And there you have it! This only takes about 10-15 minutes total to make, and now you have a delicious, healthy ranch dressing that you can store and use for a couple of days.

How to make ranch dressing at home.

Pour homemade ranch dressing into a bowl for a delicious dip.

 

What Goes Well With Ranch Dressing?

As I mentioned above, you can use this as a dip or as a dressing. While we enjoy it on our salads, we most often make this when we are getting ready to serve some appetizers with friends and families. Below are some great options of tasty appetizers that go great with this ranch dressing recipe.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

What Products Are Used To Make Ranch Dressing from Scratch? 

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 a 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.

Ranch Dressing - Homemade with fresh, delicious ingredients and perfect to serve on salads or as a dip.
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Homemade Ranch Dressing

This Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe is made with fresh ingredients and works perfectly as a dip for your favorite appetizers or a salad dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ranch dressing, ranch, ranch dressing
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 48kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup of whipping cream
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • 1 Tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp of onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp of finely chopped fresh dill leaves
  • 1 Tbsp of finely chopped chives
  • 1 Tbsp of mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp of milk to thin out if desired.

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the whipping cream and the lemon juice, mixing well and letting rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Enjoy with your favorite salad or snacks!

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 19mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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Wednesday 10th of February 2021

Does the T mean teaspoon or Tablespoon?

Charbel Barker

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

It means Tablespoon. I will update the recipe to clarify. Thanks!

Judy McLean

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

This is so good, I love it, thank you ♥

Charbel Barker

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Thanks, Judy! I'm glad you liked it :)

Judy

Saturday 13th of May 2017

I've never heard of using whipping cream to make ranch dressing but as I read the recipe I can imagine the incredible consistency it will create. I'm looking forward to trying it a as soon as I make a grocery run!!

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