This creamy homemade ranch dressing recipe will become a family favorite. What makes this so wonderful, is when you want to make a batch, the dry ingredients are already mixed together. All you have to do is add the wet ingredients and place in the refrigerator to chill for a few hours.
The recipe makes almost 2 quarts of salad dressing; works well to make only half of the recipe too.
HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING FROM SCRATCH
Dry Ranch Mix
1-1/2 cups dried parsley flakes
3/4 cup granulated onion
1/2 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup granulated garlic
1/4 cup black pepper
2 TBS kosher salt
2 TBS dill
Mix dry ingredients together and store in a glass jar. Makes 3-1/2 cups dry mix.
To make dressing:
For lower fat and calories, you may use light or low fat versions.
2 TBS Dry Ranch Mix (recipe above)
2 cups mayonnaise (recipe below)
2 cups buttermilk*
1-1/2 cups sour cream
1 tsp lemon juice
Whisk ingredients together and chill for at least 3 hours before serving. This makes almost 2 quarts of salad dressing.
*If you do not have buttermilk, take a measuring cup and add 1
tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill with milk, stir and let sit
for 10 minutes. Now it's ready
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
2-1/2 cups canola oil, divided
2 eggs, room temperature
6 TBS vinegar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp kosher salt
pinch cayenne pepper
Place 1/4 cup of oil, salt, cayenne pepper, mustard and egg into a blender or food processor and pulse until completely blended.
SLOWLY add a thin stream of the remaining canola oil while the appliance is running until all is processed.
Add the lemon juice and vinegar and whip until smooth and creamy. Store in a airtight container in the refrigerator before serving.
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