This homemade ranch dressing is delicious and has a clean ingredients list. If you’ve ever looked at the ingredients list of a typical commercial ranch dressing, you were probably horrified.
The ingredients list for Kraft ranch dressing, for example: Soybean Oil, Water, Vinegar, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Sodium Lactate, Whey, Salt, Garlic Juice, Buttermilk, Xanthan Gum, Phosphoric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Dried Parsley, Spice, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Natural Flavor, Vitamin E, Artificial Flavor, Natamycin.
Kraft’s junkiness may not come as a huge surprise, but even Annie’s organic ranch dressing contains unhealthy seed oils, added sugar and a thickener. The ingredients list: Expeller pressed vegetable oil, water, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, buttermilk, cane sugar, sea salt, whole egg, onion, garlic, chives, xanthan gum, parsley.
It’s so easy to make your own ranch dressing using wholesome, clean ingredients, there’s truly no excuse not to. Here’s my basic recipe for homemade ranch dressing.
- 1 cup plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Optional: ¼ cup water
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, dried dill and black pepper.
- Serve as a dip with fresh-cut veggies.
- If you want this as salad dressing, mix in water to thin it out - start with ¼ cup water.