This is my favorite dressing to dip crisp veggies in, drizzle over salads and my boys even dip their pizza crusts in it. It comes from the Betty Crocker cookbook I got for a wedding gift. It is not called ranch in the cookbook, but that is exactly what it is. I am telling you, once you try this recipe and see how quick it is to make, you will NEVER buy that ‘ranch’ they sell bottled at the grocery store. Trust me:) The recipe is super easy to make and uses staple ingredients that I always have on hand. I must warn you though, I have tried to use low fat mayo, and we really didn’t like the flavor. I am all for cutting the fat whenever you can, but not here. So, I would recommend going for the real deal and just eat less. This recipe will wow you with fantastic flavor with minimal effort. I LOVE recipes like that! I keep this recipe taped to the inside of my spice cabinet so my boys can whip it up themselves if we are running low. That is how much we loved it. I always double this recipe and it is good in the fridge for several weeks.
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp parsley flakes
- ½ tsp dried minced onion
- ½ tsp salt
- dash of freshly ground pepper
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Cover and refrigerate and remaining dressing.
- *For Buttermilk Parmesan Dressing: Add ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese and ½ tsp paprika