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This delicious Homemade Ranch Recipe is not original with me. Rohnda, (who is the photographer behind the beautiful Trim Healthy Mama cookbooks) is closing her own blog, and offered her recipes for others to post so they would not be lost.
(She has agreed to let me use her photos until I can photograph my own.)
It is such an honor for me to feature her Ranch Dressing here on My Montana Kitchen. If you are a Trim Healthy Mama, you are probably already familiar with her recipe.
This ranch dressing was featured in the very first Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook, and has since become a staple in many homes.
I have referred people to Rohnda’s Ranch over and over again. Not everyone has the cookbook, so I am so happy to preserve it here on this blog.
The Best Homemade Ranch Dressing
My husband enjoys Ranch probably more than any other person I have met. When we first got married, I would only buy Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, because that was THE brand.
It didn’t take very long for my own tastebuds to change, and I, too, began to scorn the off-brands. Ha!
But one day (after I began my Trim Healthy Mama journey), I decided to try this homemade ranch from Rohnda.
I was amazed as soon as I tasted it, so I gave it to my husband for the true test.
Waiting . . . with bated breath . . . he declared it was amazing! (Whew!)
Now, I never buy Ranch dressing at the store for our family, I just make my own! This truly is the Best Ranch Dressing!
And it is so much healthier than any store-bought dressing I have found! No weird, un-pronounceable ingredients here! All things that you can find at your local grocery store!
Here are Rohnda’s own words, giving a bit of background to her recipe!
“There was a time when nearly every Friday afternoon you could find 3 friends with a dozen or so kids having taco salad together and enjoying a marvelous time. I miss those sweet friends and good times. But in all my beautiful memories, I can’t seem to remember who came up with the Ranch Dressing recipe that we all still use to this day.”
“It has become the recipe that is requested from me the most and so I thought for posterity’s sake and for the ease of sharing, I would post this gem of a dressing recipe for the world to see.”
“It is so simple that a child could do it, so tasty that your husband will love it, and so fresh and cost effective that you may be ruined for store bought Ranch forever.”
This makes a rather thick dressing. You may thin it with water, vinegar, or almond milk to your desired pour-ability.
I (Sarah) usually thin my dressing with a bit of unsweetened almond milk to make it a bit more “pourable.”
Use your imagination!
But if you are planning to let your imagination run wild, you may want to double the recipe!
Ingredients for Rohnda’s Best Ranch Dressing
Rich and creamy, this Homemade Ranch Dressing will be the best you have ever tasted.
3/4 Cup of Mayonaise
1 Clove of Garlic, Crushed (or 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder)
1/2 Cup Plain, Fat Free Greek Yogurt (if you do not wish to use yogurt, you can use more mayonnaise)
1 Teaspoon Parsley Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
Dash of Black Pepper
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Pour all ingredients into a medium mixing bowl.
Chill for 2 hours and then enjoy!
If you like a thinner dressing, you may add a bit of unsweetened almond milk or water.