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.
Dry Ranch Mix
2/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
1/4 cup dry parsley
1-1/2 TBS minced onion flakes
1-1/2 TBS garlic powder
1-1/2 TBS onion powder
3 tsp dried dill
2 tsp dried chives
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
Put the dry ingredients in a glass jar (think Mason) and shake to mix. Will keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for 3 months. Give a good shake before using.
3 TBS of this mix = 1 packet store-bought seasoning mix
To make dressing:
For lower fat and calories, you may use light or low fat versions.
1 TBS Dry Ranch Mix (recipe above)
1/3 cup mayonnaise (recipe below)
1/3 cup milk
Whisk ingredients together and chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Instead of mayonnaise try Greek yogurt for a healthier option.
Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
2-1/2 cups 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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