Introduction: Homemade Ranch Dressing
For a long time I've been under the impression that ranch dressing was a magical concoction that I'd never be able to make myself. Oh, how I was wrong! Not only is it possible, but it's easy to make your own delicious, healthy ranch dressing.
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
.5 cup mayonnaise
.5 cup whole yogurt
.25 cup 2% milk
2 tbsp. chopped celery leaves
1.5 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
1.5 tbsp. diced onion (sweet or red)
1 clove garlic, diced
1 tsp. dijon mustard
2 tsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
medium mixing bowl
food processor (optional but nice)
Step 2: Dice Up the Solids
Using your food processor if you have one or a knife if you don't, dice the onion and garlic (I used a shallot since I *gasp* ran out of garlic). Also dice (don't food-process) the dill and celery.
Step 3: Combine and Whisk
Combine all ingredients in your bowl and whisk up the concoction. Don't forget to taste it, and adjust your seasonings accordingly.
Step 4: Chill and Enjoy
For full effect, let your dressing sit in the fridge for an hour before serving. This lets the flavors combine. It's great on salads and as a dip for veggies and chicken wings. I've been experimenting with adding less and less mayo, which yields a lighter flavor.