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This homemade ranch dressing is a great option to serve with salads and snacks – like these delicious homemade buffalo wings. It can also give a fresh twist to all of your favorite dishes – don’t miss out!
When I lived in Mexico, I never had the opportunity to try ranch dressing, or salsa ranchera – which is how it would be translated into Spanish. Where I am from it is not popular. In fact, when I heard the name for the first time, I didn’t even know what it was – I thought that it was like the salsa ranchera that is common in Mexico and which consists of tomatoes and roasted peppers, prepared in a molcajete (a cooking tool made out of stone where you use another stone to crush and mix the ingredients for salsa). When I got to the United States, I found out in a hurry what it really was because my husband is its #1 fan – I’m not lying when I say that he puts it on almost anything, be it tacos, pizza, or anything else!
So, while ranch dressing definitely is a staple around our house, I have been pretty disappointed with the options that I have found at the stores. That is why I decided to make my own homemade ranch dressing and that is what I am going to share with you today. I promise that you are going to love it.
For this recipe (see below for ingredients), first you will start by adding the whipping cream to a medium bowl before adding the lemon juice, mixing well. You may notice that the cream gets a little bit thick – this is normal. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, add the mayonnaise, the garlic, the onion powder, the salt, fresh dill, and the chives and stir until well combined.
This should have a very creamy texture, but if you like it a little bit thinner, try adding a few tablespoons of milk to lighten it up a bit.
Enjoy with your favorite snacks or other dishes – like our homemade extra crispy onion rings!