How to Make Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

When you learn how to make the ranch salad dressing recipe you will see it is more than a salad dressing. It is actually used more often as a condiment than a salad dressing. Some of the ingredients commonly found in this dressing are garlic, onion, chives, parsley, dill, paprika, mustard, salt and pepper. All or some of these herbs and spices are usually blended with buttermilk, mayonnaise or sour cream which produces a fabulous flavor.

When I learned how to make the ranch salad dressing recipe I found it is great to serve as a condiment with many dishes. Hot Buffalo wings just would not be the same without a bowl of this dressing for the dip. French fried potatoes, French fried green beans and French fried onion rings also need a bowl of this creamy dressing for dipping. Then there are all the vegetable appetizers and other appetizers that demand this dressing for dipping.

I learned how to make the ranch salad dressing recipe because it happens to be my favorite for salads. The origin has been traced to a dude ranch; the Hidden Valley Ranch in California. This recipe was served there to the guests and they began bottling it so the guests could take some home. It began as a basic sauce of mayonnaise and buttermilk with seasonings. It spread like “wildfire” because the flavor is so good. Today there are many different versions using various ingredients. Experiment with your favorite seasonings.

How to Make Ranch Salad Dressing RecipeHow to Make Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING RECIPE

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing RecipeHow to Make Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe
  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ½ Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Accent
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 Teaspoon parsley flakes

Whisk together all the ingredients until well blended.

Cover tightly and refrigerate for 1 hour to let flavors blend.


HOW TO MAKE RANCH SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

This classic dressing is made with a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream.

  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons tarragon vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup parsley
  • 3 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • Salt/ pepper to taste


Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, lemon juice, parsley, minced onion, chives and garlic. Whisk until well blended and add salt and pepper to taste.


RANCH SALAD DRESSING RECIPE

This recipe has a little horseradish added to “spice” it up.

  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Small minced onion
  • 1 Clove garlic minced
  • ¼ Cup horseradish
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt

Combine and mix together the sour cream, onion, garlic and salt until thoroughly blended.

Chill before serving.

Great on salad greens or as a vegetable dip.


CHICKEN FINGER RECIPE with sour cream Ranch Dressing

This appetizer recipe is great with the ranch style sour cream sauce recipe.

Preheat oven to 400F degrees.

Using frozen breaded chicken fingers place on oiled tray in oven.
Bake 20 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.

Serve with following ranch style sauce.

Sour Cream Ranch Dressing Recipe:

  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons chives

Combine and mix together.


RANCH STYLE RAW VEGETABLE DIP

This is similar to ranch dressing which can be used as a raw vegetable dip or on a salad.

  • 1 Cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 2 Teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 Teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion

Combine and mix all ingredients; chill and serve with raw vegetables.


GARDEN RANCH DRESSING RECIPE

  • ¾ Cup mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper

Combine and blend; serve with about 4 cups mixed salad greens.


YOGURT RANCH SALAD DRESSING

  • 2/3 Cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt/ pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

Combine all together and blend well.

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