Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing is a handy recipe to keep around. Even if you don’t plan to make your own salad dressing regularly, you never know when you might be minutes away from salad-for-dinner and realize suddenly that the dressing you thought was in the refrigerator is basically empty. That said, homemade salad dressing is a slippery slope. Once you’ve had the good stuff, it’s difficult to go back. Many of the recipes you find on-line call for fresh green onions and fresh parsley, which is great, but doesn’t bode well for longevity. This recipe is simple and keeps well in a glass bottle in the refrigerator. This is one situation where alternative milks like rice milk or almond milk don’t work well. It just doesn’t have the same flavor that you expect from a good ranch. I have used buttermilk, cow’s milk and goat’s milk (both prepared dried and fresh for all three) with success.

Ranch Dressing


1 C prepared mayonnaise
3/4 C milk
1 tsp white vinegar
2 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt


In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk and white vinegar. Once combined, whisk in the parsley flakes, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Finish off with pepper to taste. Store in a glass bottle in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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