The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

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The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

This Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing is in a league of its own, surpassing anything you can find in stores. The best part? It takes just a few minutes to whip up. Whether you’re drizzling it over salads or using it as a dip for fresh veggies, this dressing is an absolute delight.

Of course, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to taste, so the “best recipe ever” may vary from person to person. However, these recipes truly stand out among the rest.

Now, let’s talk about this extraordinary ranch salad dressing. It is, without a doubt, the most phenomenal Ranch Salad Dressing I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. I’m not alone in this opinion—just read through the comments and witness the chorus of praise it receives.

This homemade dressing boasts an exquisite blend of garlic, dill, and various spices, creating a memorable flavor profile. It strikes the perfect balance between creamy and tangy, thanks to the addition of fresh lemon juice that adds a refreshing zing.

I’ve kept this dressing stocked in my refrigerator for nearly five years now. My kids can’t resist reaching for it, whether it’s for a salad or to accompany their daily serving of fresh vegetables. In fact, when I’m preparing dinner, I often set out a bowl of this ranch dressing alongside a selection of produce boxes. The kids happily munch on veggies for at least thirty minutes while we chat and cook.

This dressing has garnered immense popularity—it’s my go-to salad dressing, and my friends insist I bring it to every meal gathering. Anyone who tries it is immediately convinced and compelled to make it themselves. It has become one of the most beloved recipes on this website, and for good reason.

After all, who can resist the allure of the BEST ranch dressing they’ll ever experience?

Now, let’s delve into the process of making this delectable dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk until you achieve a smooth consistency. Add the dill, parsley, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, whisking everything together until well combined. Squeeze in the fresh lemon juice and give it another whisk. Pour the dressing into a jar and let it chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

If you’re looking to expand your dressing repertoire, I have a few more recommendations for you. Try the Honey Lime Jalapeno Vinaigrette, Creamy Poppyseed Dressing, and the irresistible Balsamic Vinaigrettes. And for those who crave an extra kick in their ranch, the Pepper Dill Ranch is a fantastic choice. Bursting with crushed pepper and abundant fresh dill, it adds a delightful twist to your usual dressings and vegetable dips.

Now, let’s take a look at the ingredients you’ll need for this exceptional dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely cracked pepper
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately 1-3 teaspoons, adjust to taste)

Now that you have all the ingredients, let’s get cooking:

  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, and milk until you achieve a smooth consistency.
  2. Add the dried dill weed, dried parsley, dried chives, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  3. Squeeze in the desired amount of fresh lemon juice and whisk again.
  4. Transfer the dressing to a jar and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. It will stay fresh for up to a week. Enjoy!

Here’s a handy tip: If you don’t have fresh lemon juice on hand, you can easily substitute it with plain white vinegar. Both options provide the perfect tanginess to enhance the dressing.

Now you have all the information you need to create this marvelous dressing. Each serving contains approximately 45 calories, 1g of carbohydrates, 1g of protein, and 5g of fat. The dressing is also packed with flavor, thanks to the combination of ingredients.

So go ahead and indulge in the unparalleled pleasure of the BEST ranch dressing you’ll ever taste!