Wish Upon A Dish: Life's Better on the Ranch Dressing

June 22, 2011

Life's Better on the Ranch Dressing

It's no secret, kids like Ranch dressing. They love to dip everything in it. Besides ketchup it is the 2nd most highly ordered dipping sauce at restaurants and the No.1 salad dressing, surpassing Italian.

Making your own at home is not only simple but something the kids can help you make.

I serve this, and a bleu cheese sauce, with my smoked BBQ chicken wings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing
makes about 1 cup
* 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
* 2 tablespoons buttermilk
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 tablespoon white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
* 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill, chives or parsley

1. Put the yogurt and buttermilk in a mixing bowl and, using a fork or whisk, mix well until combined.
2. Drizzle in the oil and mix again.
3. Add everything else and mix again.
4. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to let the flavors mingle.
Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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