Creamy Ranch Dip

Creamy Ranch Dip

Maybe it is just my friends and family, but it seems like ranch is the “it” dip. Whenever I go out to dinner with friends, chances are there will be some ranch at the table, and we’re not always eating salad. It turns out that ranch is great with french fries, chicken tenders, burgers, veggies, bread and even pizza. We don’t only eat ranch at restaurants either, it is also pretty popular at home.  But with so many varieties available at the grocery store, which one is the best? Let me make things easy for you, don’t buy any. Make it yourself. You probably have most of the ingredients at your fingertips each and every day.

Some people may suggest that it is really easy to just buy a bottle of ranch or one of those ranch packets but it is also really easy to make homemade ranch.  I started making it when I reached for a bottle of ranch for some fries I was making for dinner and I didn’t have any. I don’t know about you, but I need ranch with my fries. Knowing the gist of the ingredients in ranch, I scoured the fridge and pantry finding mayo, sour cream, dill, granulated garlic, vinegar and salt and pepper. I quickly mixed all the ingredients together, chilled the dip for about 30 minutes to let the flavors mingle and voilà! I had ranch dip just in time for dinner.

The Recipe

  • Makes 1 cup
  • Prep time:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dry dill weed or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl. Chill for 30 minutes to let all the flavors mingle.

Enjoy!

  • http://flavorsofitaly.blogspot.com/ Crystal

    Sounds yummy, and SO easy! Thanks!

  • http://getoffyourbuttandbake.blogspot.com Jonna

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  • http://jennymacslipsmack.blogspot.com/ Jenny MacKinnell

    Is the 1 tsp. granulated garlic repeated by accident or is it granulated something else?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thank you for catching that Jenny! I accidentally repeated it, it’s fixed now.

  • http://www.dropfood.com dropfood

    I love this simple recipe

  • http://jennymacslipsmack.blogspot.com/ Jenny

    Very cool, I know sometimes our hands work independently of our brain! I am guilty of that! Thanks for the recipe. It’s nice to actually have REAL homemade ranch not the stuff from the envelope. Thanks Des.

  • http://www.cravingchronicles.com Theresa

    Yum! I’m planning on making some homemade ranch this evening! My recipe is a little different than yours, but I might try yours next time.

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com Yvo

    Funny, I was just thinking the other day that I needed to figure out how to make this stuff myself. And I would never have guessed these as the ingredients… good stuff! Thanks! I will definitely be making this sooner than later :)

  • Dale Creekmur

    Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper… to taste? or is there a recommended measuring?

    Any way to slip the name of the recipe in the title of the email? Like to replace “Your daily dish from Life’s Ambrosia” with “Creamy Ranch Dip?” The “from” indicates it’s from “Life’s Ambrosia.” Just a thought – makes finding a favorite recipe easier. Actually, they’re all favorites! Thanks!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Hey Dale, I’m glad you like the recipes! And thank you for the suggestion, we’ve made the change so that now email subject lines will include the name of the recipe. As far as the salt and pepper goes, for many recipes I like to say “to taste” because some people love lots of salt and others not so much. Since you can’t take it out once you add too much I like to let people decide for themselves how much to salt it. Hope this helps! :)

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  • http://gagainthekitchen.blogspot.com gaga

    I never knew it was so easy! I’m going to have to try this as soon as I finish the bottle that’s already in the fridge. Thanks!

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  • rachel

    How long will the dressing keep in the fridge? (Not that it will last very long)

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Hey Rachel- While it doesn’t last long in our house either, I’m sure it would last at least a week or two. Hope this helps! :)

  • Serita

    I make my own ranch too, but wanted to share for other dieter’s sakes that you can absolutely not tell the difference AT ALL making it with fat free sour cream and light mayo. Make yourself feel a little less guilty for dipping everything in it! :-)) Play with the spices too…cayenne, basil, onion powder, etc…mmmm! If it’s too thick, add a Tablespoon at a time of water or skim milk. Keeps great for a couple of weeks.

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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