Eye Roll Worthy Ranch

I make an eye roll worthy Ranch dressing. It will make people roll their eyes for different reasons, but will almost always bring on the eye roll in some form.

Believe it or not, some people don’t understand why I would make my own Ranch dressing (or any other dressing for that matter) when the condiment aisle is filled with so many choices and it wouldn’t take any effort. These people are rolling their eyes at my preference to make my own dressings (and many other things) because they think I waste my time to make something that I can just buy in a bottle… but they don’t know what the next group of eye rollers know…

Anyone who has ever tried my Ranch dressing has rolled their eyes. It’s that eye roll of pleasure. Yes, I don’t mind if I do say so myself, my Ranch dressing will make your eyes roll back in your head!

My secret is simplicity! And I’m going to share it with you.

Eye Roll Worthy Ranch Dressing:

  • buttermilk
  • mayonnaise
  • garlic
  • fresh herbs

As with most of my “recipes”, there’s not much recipe at all, just a list of ingredients. And with this one, it’s a matter of taste and how much dressing you want to make. So, here’s how I do it.

Start with equal amounts of buttermilk and mayonnaise (I never measure, but it’s probably about 1 cup of each). Mix in 1 pressed garlic clove and 2-3 tablespoons of fresh herbs. My favorite combo is dill and chives. I’ve used oregano and marjoram and thyme, also. Generally, I send my kids out to the garden to choose 2-3 herbs to mix in. Whisk all of it together and put it in a jar in the fridge. It’s best to allow at least 30 minutes for the flavors to blend together before serving.

I would try to give you an idea of the shelf-life for this, except it rarely lasts more than 3 or 4 days in my fridge before I find the jar empty. 😉

I serve this up with salads, potatoes, oven fries, fresh veggies… you can make this a thicker dressing for a dip by adding more mayonnaise than buttermilk.

Enjoy!

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5 Responses to Eye Roll Worthy Ranch

  1. Rebecca

    I whole heartedly approve of making your own dressings. I always make mine – particularly a vinaigrette dressing – I can’t understand why anyone would buy a shop bought one when all you need is olive oil, cider/white wine vinegar, a crushed garlic clove (or 3), whole grain mustard, salt, pepper and a jam jar to shake it all up in. Really, as easy as that!!

    Thousand island dressing is a doddle too – mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, lemon juice, er…that’s it!

    Who want’s to waste money on poorer tasting shop bought imitations when you can have fun making your own. You can make me some Ranch dressing when you come visit your sister in Scotland soon!!

  2. I would love to make you some Ranch when I come visit!!! 🙂

    I have a few other dressing recipes I need to get posted. And I am in search of a really good Russian dressing recipe because currently that is my son’s favorite, but I told him that when we run out of the bottle, I’m not buying any more.

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