Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing

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I LOVE ranch dressing, but ONLY if it is homemade.  Homemade ranch is so easy, and after I show you the ingredients in the store bought stuff, you will NEVER buy it again! They should call it “The Hidden Valley of Questionable Ingredients” after taking a look at the label.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Ingredients:

Vegetable oil, egg yolk, sugar, salt, buttermilk, spices, garlic, onion, vinegar, phosphoric acid, xanthan gum, modified food starch, MSG, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid, calcium disodium EDTA, disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate.

Just say NO to the yucky and tasteless stuff in the bottle and make your own following my EASY recipe!  What do you use Ranch Dressing for?? Pizza? Veggies? Imagine these recipes slathered in Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing!

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Your favorite Salad.

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Variations

  • Dairy-free:  Substitute homemade olive oil mayo (I have a GREAT recipe in the cookbook) in the place of the sour cream. When choosing sour cream, make sure there is only one ingredient…Cream!
  • Use half mayo and half sour cream.  Just hold off on the salt until the end and season to taste!  Enjoy!
  • Want a Mexican Ranch?  Hold off on the salt and add 1 tbsp (or more) or Taco Seasoning!
  • Peppercorn Ranch: Be sure to use FRESH cracked pepper.
  • Blue Cheese Dressing: Omit the dill and add your favorite blue cheese.

Extra Zesty Dry Ranch Seasoning

Makes about 1/2 cup 

2 tbsp. dried dill weed
2 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. garlic powder
Scant 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Blend all ingredients in medium bowl then transfer to mason jar.

Use to season breadcrumbs, or sprinkle on your favorite meats and veggies. 

For Dressing: 

Extra Zesty Ranch Dressing

Taken and modified from the Satisfying Eats Cookbook

Makes a 1.5 cups; >2 Net Carbs per 2 tbsp.

1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk or unsweetened almond milk
1-1/2 tsp. dried dill weed (or fresh)
1-1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt
1-1/4 tsp. black pepper (fresh ground is best for extra spice)
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar (optional: add 1 extra tbsp)
1/8-1/4  tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions

In medium bowl, blend all ingredients well with whisk. Taste for seasonings and adjust if needed. Store in for refrigerator for up to 1 week. You will never buy bottled again!

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Comments

  1. BarbaraH says

    If I cooked all day, every day for the rest of my life I couldn’t begin to make all the things I want from your recipes! I’m old so believe me, this is true! :-) However, I will be making this zesty ranch dressing TODAY! I even have everything I need. Thanks for your talented unending supply of great recipes. – Made your coconut cake a couple of days ago and it was a huge hit. So good!

    • says

      Barbara, ;-) Glad the recipes are appetizing to you! Some people are addicted to tv or diet sodas, I am addicted to creating grain-free recipes! I am glad others are benifeting from my addiction! lol I LOVE the coconut cake!! Hope you enjoy the Ranch!

  2. michelle krugger says

    love this receipe, i out changed the cayenne for fresh grated horseradish for a different approach, this goes well with grilled chicken also, or a sauce for country style pork ribs . Yum thanks

  3. Dianna says

    We just made this dressing for supper. It was wonderful. The first time we have made homemade dressing and I think it was the best Ranch Dressing we have every had. I ordered your cookbook and will get on Friday, I can’t wait!!!!

  4. Bridget Kaiser says

    I Love your cookbook! Thank you for all your hard work! My Mom had given me a dry ranch recipe & I’ve mixed yours & hers. The only difference is hers also adds dry parsley & chives, yum yum yum every time!

  5. says

    I am a condiment lover – it’s true. ;) So thank you for sharing this recipe! I’m hoping to try it this weekend and rest assured if I blog about it I’ll be back to tell you about it! I LOVE the idea of making my own ranch dressing! I have already taken to making my own ketchup.. which was a step in the right direction ;). Thank you so much for sharing! Best, Dawn

  6. tweety4me says

    Love the ingredients in this recipe. I have never liked ranch dressing I guess because there is always too much twang in it for me. I have been adding a few drops of liquid stevia lately and this has made me a ranch lover. Can’t wait to try yours with my sweet addition.

    • satisfyingeats says

      Amanda, I have never tried freezing it. What I would suggest is making up the ranch seasoning and adding your liquid ingredients when ready to eat. Hope this helps!

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