How to Make Ranch Dressing

Versatile, easy to make, and full of flavor, ranch dressing is a classic of American cuisine. It’s often used as an accompaniment to French fries or baked potatoes, and to dress salads of all kinds.

5-Minute Crafts wants to show you a simple recipe that you can prepare in just 5 steps.

Ingredients

To make about 1 cup of dressing, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of whole or skim milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • ½ tbsp onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Chives (optional)
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

Step 1

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of lemon juice into the milk and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • Use whole milk if you want the dressing to be creamier.
  • Doing this is what gives ranch dressing its slightly sour flavor that is so distinctive.

Step 2

  • Finely chop the onion, garlic, and parsley.
  • Remove the green part of the garlic for a milder flavor.

Step 3

  • Add the milk to the onion, garlic, and parsley.
  • Then, pour in the mayonnaise and mix until you get a smoother consistency.
  • If you want, you can use a food processor to blend the dressing. Blend it for just a few seconds so as to not chop the parsley too fine.

Step 4

  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir again and let stand for at least one hour in the refrigerator.

Step 5

  • If you want to, you can top your ranch dressing with a few chopped chives and enjoy it with French fries, salads, or any other recipe of your choice.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. In any case, we recommend that you don’t eat it if you notice that it has a strange color or aroma.
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