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Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip

Homemade Ranch Dressing/Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs.Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs ~ The Complete SavoristWant to know a secret?

For years, I had no idea it was possible to make ranch dressing homemade. I had no clue what was in the stuff.  Where do I even begin to make it homemade in order to avoid all the ingredients I can’t pronounce?

Back when I was in Texas eons ago, I had been invited over to someone’s home for dinner and my host said all she needed to do was make the ranch dressing. I had expected her to just open a packet and add it to either mayonnaise or sour cream. Nope!

She mixed mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and a bunch of dried herbs and spices together. I was shocked. Could it really be that easy? Turns out it was. Game changer that night in her Texas kitchen.Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs ~ The Complete SavoristNow, I have to be honest, I still go for convenience at times and open a bottle. But I sure do love homemade. Then when I decided I needed to be a bit healthier in my eating, I started swapping out the sour cream and some of the mayo for greek yogurt. The tang is still there, as is the creaminess, but there is a little less fat. Now I still use some mayo because a non-fat ranch is just, well, gross. There I said it.

With all the games going on and all the appetizers I have been making, a batch of homemade ranch was needed and I decided I really should share it with y’all. (The Texan seeps out from time to time.)

This isn’t a fancy Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip and you can mix it up so many different ways. But it is good. Seriously, spoon-eating, good. Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs ~ The Complete Savorist

Homemade Ranch Dressing/Dip

Author: Michelle De La Cerda
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Ingredients

Dip

  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove; minced or 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives; chopped finely
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley; chopped finely
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill , chopped (up to 1/2 tsp if you love dill)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp dried mustard
  • 2 drops Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of table salt

Dressing

  • All the above
  • 1/8-1/4 cup buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Mix everything together.
  2. Cover and chill until ready to be used.
  3. Stir or shake before using.

Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs ~ The Complete SavoristHomemade Ranch Dressing and Dip ~ A lightened up version of ranch dressing with both Greek yogurt and mayonnaise and fresh herbs ~ The Complete Savorist

 

 

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27 Comments

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    Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife
    January 24, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I love homemade ranch and your recipe looks delicious. I like that it’s easier to adjust the herbs to your particular taste preference, and I love the addition of Worcestershire sauce in your recipe!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    January 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

    Total childhood! I loved dipping everything in Ranch dressing!

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    Marye
    January 25, 2016 at 5:36 am

    I absolutely love ranch, this is perfect!

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    lindsay
    January 25, 2016 at 5:55 am

    buttermilk! be still my heart. I love thee! and homemade ranch goodness

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    Jenny | Honey and Birch
    January 25, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Your homemade ranch would great with my buffalo sauce! Super Bowl idea! 😉

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    Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
    January 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I usually make this from scratch but in a weak moment I grabbed a bottle at the store the other week and almost instantly regretted it. It always tastes better homemade! Can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

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    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
    January 25, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    The best! I’m ready to dip!

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker
    January 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    I love ranch dressing!! I make it a lot, but I’ve actually never made it with yogurt. I see that enough that it must be really good. I’ll have to try it that way soon 🙂

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    Heather | Heather Likes Food
    January 26, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I love dips, they are a weakness of mine!

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    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)
    January 26, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Home made Ranch Dressing for the win! :o) I put ranch on so many things, that I am regularly having to add it to my grocery list. Now I don’t have to! And yes, I, like you, may eat this with only a spoon! Yum!

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    Kimberly Ann @ Bake Love Give
    January 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I was the total pizza dipped in ranch kid. 🙂 This looks fabulous!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia
    January 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Making my own ranch is one of my favorite quick dips. I love that you used greek yogurt in this version! Yum!

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    January 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit
    January 28, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I need to make my own ranch since I love it on nearly everything…but I won’t feel quite as guilty eating it if it is homemade!

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    Healing Tomato
    February 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I have made healthier versions of Ranch before, but, your recipe looks so much better. I like your use of fresh parsley and chives.

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