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Rockin’ Ranch Dip & Dressing

Summer is the perfect time to get more veggies into your diet. Most everything is in season, and they are at their peak of freshness.

If you’re going on a picnic, taking a trip into the city, or just relaxing around the house, have some washed and cut veggies ready to go along with a tasty homemade dip.

Hidden Valley Ranch (yes, it’s actually a real working ranch), made famous ‘Ranch’ dip and dressing with their original buttermilk secret recipe over 50 years ago. I may not have duplicated it exactly, but its still pretty darn good!


Rockin' Ranch Dip & Dressing
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Serves: 8
Not just for salad or veggies, try as a dip with potatoes wedges.
  • ¾ cup GF sour cream (or buttermilk/alternative for dressing)
  • ¾ cup GF mayonnaise or Vegan Mayonnaise
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried marjoram
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp cider vinegar
  • Pepper to taste
  1. In a bowl, whisk the mayo and the buttermilk together until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with pepper and additional salt to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend.
  4. *For salad dressing, replace sour cream with buttermilk (or milk alternative)
-To use fresh herbs instead, mince the herbs finely, and use 3 times as much (e.g. 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, 1 ½ teaspoons fresh marjoram and thyme).
-To Make Buttermilk: put ¾ Tbsp vinegar into measuring cup and add whole milk (or milk alternative) to bring to ¾ cup - let stand 5 minutes.
-For dairy-free version, replace sour cream with silken tofu (blended until smooth in a blender)



One Response to Rockin’ Ranch Dip & Dressing

  1. Sylvia April 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Thank you for this dressing idea. I am looking for a tasty Italian dressing for my family…they really like Italian dressing and store bought has off limit ingredients! Hope you can help!

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