Homemade Ranch Dressing

August 25, 2014

Yep, you read the title correctly; this entire post is dedicated to homemade ranch dressing. Before you click away thinking…”I can just buy a bottle at the store” however,  hear me out; this recipe is easy, flavorful, and very quick to throw together.

Ranch dressing is a staple in this house; it’s a salad topper, a sandwich condiment, a dip for veggies, chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, pizza crust… the list goes on and on. If you’re a Midwestern reader, perhaps you understand this obsession.

Given our love of ranch dressing, I decided to create my own – healthier – alternative. This version is filled with flavor, much lighter than its commercial counterparts, and even packs a protein punch due to the incorporation of Greek yogurt. Most importantly, it got an enthusiastic thumbs up from the husband, who is a bottled ranch lover through and through.

Chances are you have these ingredients in your kitchen already, so take five minutes and whisk it together. You wont regret it!

Are you a ranch dressing lover? Let me know below!

Paula’s Notes: While you may use the recipe immediately, the flavors blend together after sitting for about an hour in the fridge, enhancing the flavor even more.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yields: 1 cup (about 8, 2 tbls. servings)
Time: 5 minutes (plus extra time in the fridge for flavors to marry)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise or light mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste (start with 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. let the flavors marry for about 30 minutes, and add more as desired)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients. Add salt to taste.
  2. Transfer to your favorite serving bowl, and enjoy! 

 Recipe adapted from Ellie Krieger 

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