Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 | 1 comment

1/2 cup plain yogurt or buttermilk or sour cream
1/2 cup high quality mayo
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sugar or 2 drops of liquid stevia (optional)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • Mix until well combined.

Yields approximately 1 cup.
___________________________________________________________________________

SIDE NOTES:

~  Aside from tossing some into a salad, this dressing is great used as a dip for all the fresh carrots, cucumbers & peppers being harvested this time of year.

~  You can use any additional herbs you have on hand that sound good to you – dried or fresh – such as dill, parsley, chives, or other seasonings such as mustard or lemon juice.  I recommend only using fresh herbs if you’ll be using the dressing right away.  It will not store well with fresh herbs mixed in.

~  I’ve made this using yogurt and buttermilk.  I really can’t tell you which version is better, as some family members like the buttermilk version slightly better & others, the yogurt.  They’re similar enough that it doesn’t really matter much.  Use what’s convenient!  Sour cream will work just as well if that’s what you have or what you prefer.

~   I’m sorry to say that I’ve never seen a commercially made ranch dressing that makes the grade – even the organic brands.

~  Note to self:  If doubling the recipe, use one full recipe of mayo.

~   Recipe adapted from my inspiring friend Lynn.

 For those avoiding certain foods, this recipe falls into the following categories:

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Sugar Free, Grain Free, Vegan, Raw

If eating sugar and/or gluten free, use stevia (or omit sweetener entirely), and be careful with your choice of packaged goods such as mayo and Worcestershire sauce.

~  NOTE TO SELF:  Can use my entire mayo recipe, mixed with a full, 7 oz container of yogurt, and rounded spoonfuls for all seasoning measurements.


  • http://www.newhartforddental.com Tiffany

    To keep it dairy free, I used light unsweetened coconut milk instead. It is so delicious! The perfect dip for veggies!