A few years ago, I started making my own ginger salad dressing. It was simple and easy and tasted way better than anything I could find at the grocery store. Not long after, I found a recipe for homemade ranch dressing on Pinterest and I’ve been making ever since. It’s amazing. I have even made other versions of the dressing like my cilantro ranch dressing, but the original version is by far my favorite. I could drink the stuff (and sometimes I do).
It takes only 5 minutes if you throw everything in a food processor or blender. I used to use an immersion blender with a really big cup, but I would guess that you can even make it by hand if you mince the garlic and finely chopped the herbs.
This recipe calls for 1/4 – 1/2 cup of milk so it’s up to you how thick you make the dressing – I prefer mine a little on the runny side so I usually add a 1/2 cup.
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ¾ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small bunch of fresh chives
- 1 small bunch of fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ - ½ cup milk (depending on desired thickness)
- In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients.
- Allow flavors to combine in the refrigerator before serving.