Sunday, July 5, 2009

Homemade ranch dressing


Who knew making ranch dressing was so easy, quick, and delicious? I whipped this up in about 5 minutes. It's even better the next day, but is definately awesome right away. Serve with vegetables to dip into it, over burgers, or dip your bacon-cheese grilled jalapenos in it. Oh yeah, you could pour it over your salad too.


Homemade ranch dressing
Adapted from the Joy of Cooking

3/4 c half and half
2 T lemon juice
1 garlic clove, crushed
a few big pinches of salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 c sour cream
1 T minced parsley
1 T minced chives (or more!)
1/2 t hot paprika
a few dashed of hot sauce
1 T very finely minced onion

Combine half and half with lemon juice in a small jar. Let sit a minute or two, until thickened. Whisk in remaining ingredients, taste for salt, and then chill. Keeps covered in the fridge about a week, but make sure you shake the jar before using.

5 comments:

  1. Finally, a good-looking homemade ranch dressing that doesn't contain mayo! I wonder what full-fat Greek yogurt would be like in place of the sour cream. This looks great.

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  2. I can't wait to try this, but I'm wondering if heavy cream would work instead of half and half, since I have a ton of it that I'm not going to use as fast as I'd like.

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  3. Greek yogurt would absolutely work instead of sour cream, as would heavy cream instead of half and half!

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  4. I love homemade ranch dressing. This looks really tasty!

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  5. I gotta admit, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this, although I somehow missed putting in the paprika.. Oops. Either way, we loved it, and will be making it again!

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