Best Ranch Dressing RecipeYum
I’m sitting here at my desk with the dogs at my feet, trying to think how to describe to you just how popular this homemade ranch dressing is everywhere she goes. I love a good ranch dressing, and I typically order ranch dressing with my salads or as a side for fries whenever I eat out at a restaurant….and in my opinion this is the best ranch dressing recipe I’ve ever tried.
This ranch dressing is light and delicious, and if you love ranch dressing like I do, you will love this recipe. This ranch dressing makes a delicious crudite dip. Just keep a container of the dressing and crudités in the fridge to have on hand for the makings of a nice little snack to reach for when you’d really rather be mowing through a bag of chips. Chips have always been a weakness of mine, and this ranch dressing makes an excellent dip for chips, french fries, and pizza… but I’m trying to encourage healthy here….so please use it for salads, vegetables, crackers, or sandwiches instead. Just keep these simple spices in your cupboard and you can make this dressing up in a pinch.
I know you’ll love!
~ xo Deb
Best Ranch Dressing Recipe
1 cup mayonnaise (can substitute with low-fat plain yogurt)
3/4 cup buttermilk (add more for desired consistency)
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
In a bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, herbs and spices. Add the buttermilk and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
Note: You can substitute the dried herbs with fresh ones if you prefer, and you can substitute the mayo with low-fat plain yogurt for a healthier take on it.
Have a large bowl of cold water ready. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil. Add batches of vegetables and blanch for 30 second then instantly plunge into a bowl of cold water to halt the cooking process. Drain well.
Preparing the vegetables this way makes them easier to digest, yet leaves them still very crispy and packed full of nutrients.