Once you have homemade ranch dressing, you never want to buy it again. There is something so satisfying about making your own and knowing what all is in your dressings.
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Using fresh herbs and roasted garlic this dressing hits the spot! This dressing doesn’t last long in our house. The kids will actually eat carrots and cucumber if they have this dressing with it. I love it on salads as well!
start with roasting the garlic
Preheat oven to 350. Break 4-6 cloves of garlic off a head and put on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pop in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until the garlic smell fills your house and they cloves have a tiny bit of brown on them (usually on bottom). Set aside until cool enough to handle. Then peel and chop up. The garlic is usually soft so I also just smash it up with my knife.
alternative technique for roasting garlic
You can pan roast the garlic on the stove on med- high heat. I recommend a heavy bottom pan or a cast iron. You will need to stir and move the garlic around a bit to make sure it doesn’t burn.
ingredients for homemade ranch dressing
4 garlic cloves- roasted and chopped
2 tbsp chopped herbs: parsley, cilantro and dill
pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup mayo
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
making the dressing
This recipe is pretty simple. You just combine everything except the buttermilk and whisk together until combined. Then add the buttermilk and mix again.. and you are done!
You can totally adjust the amounts of herbs you add. I usually like a bit more herbs than the pics show. The dressing will also work if you are out of one of the herbs. I don’t know how many times I would make it minus dill or cilantro if I didn’t have any on hand.
I have also used dried dill and had it turn out great. Just make sure to start with less as it can be a bit stronger.
Another way to make sure you have the herbs you want on hand is to freeze fresh herbs. I will buy (or harvest my own) and chop up and spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and put in the freezer. Once frozen transfer to a freezer safe jar or reusable bag and store in your freezer.
Now you can get some veggies cut up and ready to dip in your own homemade ranch dressing!
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