While I've been making dressings from scratch for well over a decade, it took me a long time to perfect a ranch recipe that rivaled the memory (i.e. addictiveness) of Grandma's version. But, let me tell you....this ranch dressing recipe is so incredibly good, you won't ever go back to the bottled stuff. I vow to you! It's so delicious in fact, that people have told me it's "the best ranch ever" and that they "want to drink this stuff!" I think it's funny that multiple people have said they want to "drink it", but hey, who am I to argue with good taste!?
Once I had the dressing down, it only took a few minor tweaks to create the perfect ranch dip, too. I included that recipe below, so now you never have to buy pre-packed veggie/chip dip again either!
HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
2/3 Cup Organic* Mayonnaise (Try making homemade mayo with this recipe here.)
1/3 Cup Organic* Buttermilk
3-4 Tablespoons Fresh Dill, Finely Chopped
3/4 Teaspoon Celery Salt
1 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
A Few Drops Worcestershire Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Stir to combine well, then cover with lid and store in the refrigerator up to one week.
1 Cup Organic Sour Cream
3 Tablespoons Organic* Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Organic* Buttermilk
3 Tablespoons Fresh Dill, Finely Chopped
Red Wine Vinegar
A Few Drops of Worcestershire Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or a storage container with a tight-fitting lid. Stir until well combined, then cover and store in the refrigerator up to one week. Serve with vegetables or chips for dipping.
*To make these recipes as wholesome as possible, I recommend using organic mayonnaise and organic buttermilk. Buying Certified Organic products is one step towards ensuring that you are spending your money on foods that are free of synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, growth-hormones, antibiotics and Genetically Modified ingredients. You could also make your own mayonnaise from scratch using farm-fresh, organic eggs and organic oil. See here.