The Search is Over for the Best Homemade Ranch

I told you that a food goal of mine that was extremely {and irrationally} high on my priority list this year was finding a great ranch dressing recipe to make at home whenever the urge to ranch on anything and everything strikes, (which is always, my friends! Always!). I can say with great pride that this has indeed occurred so it is time to share the news and spread the word about this great recipe.

That being said--I don’t know if I was ready for this! I was not mentally prepared to stumble upon such a great nugget of a recipe. I was humbly trying to seek out keto recipes to continue making delicious things to try and keep my husband’s mind distracted by his lack of hamburger buns and delicious baked goods from our favorite bakeries (looking at you, Crumbl cookie!). If anything could distract him from the lack of delicious breads and gluten running through his veins, I was hoping that drizzling things in Ranch dressing could really help.

Little did I know that I would find a jewel of a recipe that tastes every bit as great as all the great ranch dressings I have had before that I love from places like WingStop and Chilis. No longer do I have to get ripped off buying their giant size ranch because I can make mine at home that is every bit as good, at a fraction of the price. And….drumrolll, please……it is super easy and it is likely that you have all the ingredients on hand already!

You see, something that was important to me was to find a recipe that used dry herbs and spices because I knew that it would extend the “shelf life”, or in this case--fridge life, of the dressing. I always {mistakenly} thought that a great ranch dressing needed to have buttermilk in it, and I was wrong about that too, my friends. No buttermilk here, but you get tons of that tangy flavor from sour cream. Please, feel free to thin down your ranch dressing with buttermilk, because surely you couldn’t go wrong with adding that extra tang, but it isn’t called for or necessary in this recipe. You could also consider adding some powdered buttermilk if your heart really wants that legitimacy and is just telling you you need some real buttermilk.

Basically what we’ve got here is a base of mayo and sour cream to which you add a bunch of lovely herbs like plenty of dill, chives, garlic and onion powder, a little salt and pepper and then you can use your milk of choice, or even heavy cream in my case, and thin it down to your desired consistency. I’m just sure that anyone would love this recipe. This one is a keeper and at long last I can give that little corner of my brain a rest that always knew I needed to find this.

What recipe have you been needing to find in your life? Please let us know if there is a homemade version of one of your favorite dishes or sauces that you need some help finding and you never know--one of your fellow Cook’n friends just might have the answer! :)

Low Carb Keto Ranch Dressing (Quick & Easy)

This easy low carb keto ranch dressing recipe takes just 5 minutes to make, using common ingredients. Delicious as a low carb dressing or dip for veggies! Author: Maya Krampf from Recipe Type: American Total Time: 5 minutes

Prep time:
Serving size: 12
Calories per serving: 174

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dried parsley
1 teaspoon Dried dill
1 teaspoon Dried chives
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/4 cup Unsweetened almond milk (or for a nut-free version, use coconut milk beverage or watered down heavy cream)

Whisk all ingredients together. Add the almond milk last, gradually, until you reach desired consistency (possibly less for a thick dip or more for a thinner dressing).

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to let the flavors develop. Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.


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