Everyone knows that ranch dressing is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. That’s the only way to explain how an American hero like Steve Henson came up with the brilliant idea at his Hidden Valley Ranch to mix buttermilk, mayonnaise and some herbs together to create the beautiful nectar that is Ranch Dressing.
The best news about this sweet sweet nectar is that it’s super simple to make at home and you probably have most, if not all, of the ingredients in your house right now. Grab a mason jar, a bunch of herbs and spices, mayo, buttermilk, sour cream, and a mason jar and make a batch today. You’ll remember this day as the day that your life finally began.
Too much? Nah.
- ½ Cup Buttermilk
- 2 tbs Sour Cream
- 1 tbs Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Dried Chives
- ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
- ½ tsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Dashes Hot Sauce
- Put all ingredients in a mason jar and shake very vigorously.
- Store the dressing in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. It should keep in the refrigerator for about a week.
- Shake again before serving.
As with most things, you can add bacon to this dressing and call it Bacon Ranch Dressing!
You can keep this dressing for up to a week in the refrigerator so feel free to make it ahead of time.
Hidden Valley Ranch, the original and most popular brand of ranch dressing, is owned by Clorox.