How To Make Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is a favorite of many people. Whether it is layered over a salad or used for dipping, this creamy dressing has a unique blend of flavors and zing. Make a low-fat variety by using non-fat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Combine a garlic paste and fresh herbs with mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. After the base is made, you can add Worcestershire sauce, spices and vinegar. If you like to have a subtle kick, add in a dash of cayenne pepper and hot sauce. The heat will be masked by the creaminess of the dressing but it will add depth of flavor. Whisk in low-fat buttermilk until the dressing reaches the desired consistency. You can keep it thicker for a dip or add more buttermilk for a salad dressing. Be sure to allow the dressing to sit in the fridge overnight so the flavors have a chance to blend and create the familiar flavor you know and love. In this video, Chef Mark will show you how to make a creamy ranch dressing. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.

Ranch Dressing Recipe

1 clove garlic
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1 cup fat free yogurt
1/4 cup Italian parsley, minced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tsp. teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 cup buttermilk (or more as needed for dressing texture)

1. Mince the garlic with a knife and then sprinkle on the salt and mash it into a paste with the flat part of the knife. Then mix in a few more pinches of salt in a bowl with a spoon
2. Combine the garlic paste, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, dill, chives, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, vinegar, paprika, cayenne and hot sauce
3. Add the buttermilk to desired consistency and mix to combine, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed
4. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thinning with more buttermilk if needed

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