To say I love ranch dressing would be an understatement. I love ranch dressing. Ranch on salads? Yes. Ranch with fries? Oh yeah. Ranch on a sandwich? Done. Ranch. Ranch. RANCHHHH.
And for years, I was very much in a state of “ignorance is bliss” when it comes to the ingredients in store bought ranch dressing. Until one day, when I learned… and basically my heart was shattered and I got a major case of “the sads” and realized how much JUNK is in store bought ranch.
I dare you to go to the grocery store and FIND a bottle of store bought ranch dressing that DOES NOT HAVE high fructose corn syrup, MSG (often disguised because it’s spelled out as Monosodium glutamate), soybean oil, and a bajillion mg of sodium.
When I realized that I was like, “NOOOOOO!!!!! NOT MY BELOVED RANCH!!!!!!!! WHYYYY?!?!?!?!”
Anyway. So. Once I stopped crying and picked myself back up by my own bootstraps, I set out to make ranch without junk. I found a BUNCH of recipes on the internet that basically just called for a packet of ranch seasoning and some liquid and I was like, “That is not homemade ranch.”
So, I played around with some ideas and ingredients and this is what I ended up making… and it is DELICIOUS. I can safely and happily say that store bought ranch is a thing of the past in this house. BOOYEAH!!
I hope you enjoy and give this recipe a try!
So what do you think? Have you made your own ranch before? Will you try this recipe? Have a recipe you like that you’d like to share with me?