Monday, April 4, 2011

Homemade Ranch Dressing (sugar free • gluten free • low carb)

I use ranch dressing for alot of different things. Salads, veggie dip, on sandwiches and wraps. I am not, however, as much of a freak about it as my husband. It was a proud day when I finally came up with a ranch dressing recipe that he really liked and that could take the place of his beloved Hidden Valley. Since removing soy completely from my diet, Hiddan Valley Ranch (along with most every other bottle of commercial ranch) was not an option, as soybean oil is the #1 ingredient. Making your own isn't very difficult, and definitely worth the effort.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • 1 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes before serving. It's better if chilled overnight.


Sarah Smith said...

We're on the same wavelength again as I am planning to post my ranch dressing recipe soon too!

Laura said...

oooh Sarah, I am looking forward to seeing it!

Watching The River Run said...

Laura, this is sooo good and I didn't even have the dillweed! I'm such a dillweed. ;)

I'll be makin' another batch the recipes, keep 'em comin'!!! Even though I feel like a mooch!

Anonymous said...

oh thanks for this recipe! Just curious, how long does it last in the fridge & do you think it would freeze well if made in larger batches? Just trying to figure how to 'keep' it ;).

Laura said...

I usually keep it in the fridge and use it up within a week. You can tell if it's no good anymore. It never really lasts long at our house after I make it though. As far as freezing it, I wish I could answer your question there, but I have never tried it. I'd say it would work fine though. I would try feezing them in 1 cup increments and then take them out as you need them and use them up quickly after you thaw them out. It should work fine.

Sarah Smith said...

I made this last week when we were tired of my usual ranch recipe. It was great!