Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing for Your Salad or Chip Dip

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Homemade ranch dressing
Homemade ranch dressing

Homemade ranch dressing is a perfect companion for salad or chip dip. It has smooth texture with yummy taste. Surely, enjoying it on a leisure time will taste like heaven. Well, making this dressing is just a piece of cake. You can make it in just 5 minutes. If you cannot hold your curiosity for more, here are the ingredients needed and the steps to make it.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp milk (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp sugar (optional)
  • 3/16 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Making this homemade ranch dressing is very easy. First, you need to take a medium bowl and mix the plain yogurt, milk, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. As the sugar and milk are optional, you can nix them if you do not want to make it taste too sweet. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Secondly, take fresh parsley and chop it. Do the same for the green onion.
  3. Third, add the parsley and green onion to the bowl. Mix them well.
  4. Finally, you can use it as a dressing for anything you want to.

For the tips in using this dressing, you can refrigerate it first. Keeping this dressing in a refrigerator for 30 minutes will make the flavor blends even better. Just try it and taste the difference. However, you cannot keep it in the refrigerator forever. This homemade ranch dressing is good to be used for 5 days maximum if it is refrigerated. When the dressing is being kept more than that time, you will not be able to bear in tasting it.

It is possible for you to substitute some of ingredients used in this recipe. Adding or not using some are possible as well. For a different yet still delicious taste, you can use Greek style yogurt. On the other hand, milk is the key for the thickness of this dressing. If you want a thin mixture, add more milk. On the contrary, do not add any milk if you want to have thicker dip.

For the mayo, you can go with any types you like. You have the flexibility in choosing one. Whether you want to make it light or rich, you can match it with your preference. A little hint about mayo usage is, the slight taste it gives. If you use mayo with higher fat option, you will likely get dressing with better taste.

Last, parsley is important in this dressing. It is suggested that you use the fresh parsley. Having them as one of the ingredients will make this ranch dressing has great texture and flavors. However, if you do not have any, you can use the dried parsley as well. Use1/4 tsp of it and add with 1/4 tsp of dried chives. With that addition, the homemade ranch dressing will surely taste luscious.

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