Restaurant Ranch Recipe

Homemade Restaurant-Style Ranch Dressing: Elevate Your Salads and Dipping Experience

Ranch dressing is a beloved classic that adds a creamy and tangy touch to salads, vegetables, and a variety of snacks.

While you can easily find store-bought options, nothing quite compares to the freshness and flavor of homemade dressing. In this article, we present you with a restaurant-style ranch recipe that surpasses anything you can buy, and the best part is, it’s simple to whip together in the comfort of your own kitchen. So get ready to elevate your culinary game and impress your friends and family with this delicious homemade ranch dressing.

This recipe yields approximately 1 cup of creamy goodness that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Here’s what you’ll need:

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped dill or 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives or 1 tsp dried chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Optional but recommended:
  • 1 tsp herbs de provence
  • ½ tsp steak seasoning

Instructions

To begin, gather all the ingredients and a whisk. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the mayo, sour cream, and buttermilk. The mayo provides a creamy base, while the sour cream adds a delightful tanginess. The buttermilk helps to thin out the dressing while contributing a unique and slightly acidic flavor.

Next, add the dried parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder to the bowl. These ingredients provide the ranch dressing with its distinct herbaceous and savory notes. If you have fresh herbs on hand, such as dill and chives, don’t hesitate to use them instead. They will elevate the freshness and vibrancy of the dressing even further.

Now it’s time to season your ranch dressing to perfection. Add salt and pepper to taste, ensuring that the flavors are well-balanced. The lemon juice adds a bright and zesty element, cutting through the richness of the mayo and sour cream. Adjust the amount of lemon juice based on your preference for acidity.

For an extra burst of flavor, consider incorporating herbs de provence and steak seasoning. These optional additions lend a sophisticated and savory twist to the dressing, taking it to the next level. However, if you prefer a more traditional ranch taste, feel free to omit these seasonings.

restaurant ranch recipe in a ramekin with vegetables
This restaurant Ranch recipe takes minutes to make and is far better than anything you buy.

Using a whisk, vigorously combine all the ingredients until they are well incorporated. This process helps to ensure a smooth and consistent texture. Once fully mixed, cover the bowl and refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more harmonious and delicious dressing.

After the designated time has passed, take out your homemade ranch dressing from the refrigerator. Give it a quick stir to recombine any separated ingredients. Now, it’s ready to be served alongside your favorite dishes.

Use this restaurant-style ranch dressing to elevate your salads, whether it’s a simple green salad or a more elaborate creation with roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, or crispy bacon. It also serves as a fantastic dipping sauce for fresh vegetable crudités, chicken wings, or even pizza crusts.

Any leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for 5 to 7 days. However, with its delectable flavor, it’s unlikely to last that long.

This homemade restaurant-style ranch dressing recipe is a game-changer. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of effort, you can create a creamy, tangy, and herb-infused dressing.

restaurant ranch recipe in a ramekin with vegetables

Restaurant Ranch Recipe

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
This restaurant Ranch recipe is far better than anything you would buy out, and it’s easy to whip together at home for salads and dipping.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 1082 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • 1 – 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp herbs de provence optional
  • ½ tsp steak seasoning

Recipe Instructions
 

  • Whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for 5 – 7 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 1082kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 8gFat: 110gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 51gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 876mgPotassium: 389mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1054IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 299mgIron: 2mg
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