This homemade ranch dressing is made with five simple ingredients and after you make it, you may never buy a bottle of ranch again!
I have a confession to make.
I don’t usually like ranch dressing.
I am not the person who puts it on their pizza or dips their veggies in it. It’s just never been a taste I enjoyed.
When I was in North Carolina earlier this year, my friend made us dinner and, you guessed it, it had ranch dressing. Now, I don’t hate ranch, I just wouldn’t choose it. She made us a cheesy ranch breaded chicken and it was SO good. I actually recreated the recipe and I’ll be sharing it with you guys soon.
So to my surprise, I realized maybe I didn’t dislike ranch as much as I thought. As I usually do, I then wondered how difficult it was to make homemade ranch dressing. I truthfully had no idea what was in ranch!
Well, come to find out it’s incredibly simple. So simple, you may never buy a bottle of ranch again.
A few years back I told Steven that I wanted an immersion blender for my birthday. Why? No idea. I just thought it sounded cool and wanted to use it for soups and things. But then we moved and my immersion blender was packed up for almost two years until we moved into our new home. So I truly didn’t get to use my immersion blender at all.
Until! We moved into the new house and we were hosting friends for dinner. I decided to make the cheesy ranch chicken I mentioned earlier and wanted to make homemade ranch for it. It probably takes a total of 5 minutes to make. There’s really no chopping (unless you count cutting a lemon in half) and the immersion blender whips it up super quickly.
This ranch dressing is thick and creamy, but you can add water to it to make it more of a salad dressing consistency, if you want! Otherwise it’s the perfect consistency to add on top of baked chicken, use as a dip for homemade fries or add to twice baked potatoes. YUM.
This homemade ranch dressing is made with a handful of simple ingredients and after you make it, you may never buy a bottle of ranch again!
- 3/4 cup high quality mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 small bunch of parsley
- 1 small bunch of chives
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup milk
- Combine ingredients using an immersion blender.
To make dairy free ranch dressing, omit the sour cream (or use a dairy free brand) and use a dairy free milk. Be sure to check the mayonnaise to be sure it is dairy free (most are, but some have a touch of milk).
Now you know how easy it is to make homemade ranch dressing!