I am not sure who invented ranch dressing, but that person should be put into the food hall of fame. Everything tastes better with ranch!  You can put it on pizza, burgers, carrots, tortilla chips and, oh yeah, salads. There are two things that gets kids, and frankly a lot of adults, to eat vegetables-cheese and ranch. So let’s take a moment to honor the ranch inventor. 

Now, with all that being said, good ranch is very hard to find.  There is something about the dressing that comes in the bottle that tastes plastic. It’s not bad in a pinch, but if you have time and you have ranch connoisseurs in your house try this recipe. It will last about a week in the fridge. 


Ranch Dressing

Makes about 2 cups

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a mason jar and shake until well combined.  If you don't have a jar then whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.

Store in an air tight container in fridge for about a week.

* If you want to make this spicy then add 1 Tablespoon pickled jalapeno juice to the mix.
* If you like it more garlicy then add 2 cloves, but be careful because the garlic will be raw and will be stronger.