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Chef John's Ranch Dressing

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars
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"It's been ages since I made homemade ranch dressing, and I'd forgotten how much better it is than the bottled stuff."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 145
Original recipe yields 16 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a large bowl. Stir in parsley, chives, dill, tarragon, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and Worcestershire sauce until combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 145 calories; 15.6 1.2 0.5 9 114 Full nutrition

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Everything Chef John makes is awesome and this is really really great as well love this recipe will never eat bottled dressing again and my grandson is only 3yrs old and he will not eat Hidden V...

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I kept hoping that the flavors would develop in this but alas even after 72 hours, this still tasted like slightly flavored mayonnaise. I didn't have Italian parsley and used regular dried pars...

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Everything Chef John makes is awesome and this is really really great as well love this recipe will never eat bottled dressing again and my grandson is only 3yrs old and he will not eat Hidden V...

I, being not American, may not be an expert on Ranch Dressings, but I loved this one! Great balance between mayonnaise, sour cream and butter milk. Better with fresh dill and parsley, but I also...

This was really good. I only let it sit for about 3 hours and it was already pretty thick by then. I added another splash of buttermilk and it was the perfect consistency!

I've been playing with this off and on for the past few months trying to tweak it to fit my husbands wishes. Made as recipe directs, it's just a tad to thick for our tastes. If you want it to ...

I had to use dry spices in this recipe, I adjusted accordingly. I did increase the dill weed, onion powder and garlic powder--besides that, I made no other changes. This was the dressing for ton...

I have to admit that I've been making homemade ranch dressing for many years, and this one is at least as good, if not better (don't tell anyone!), than mine! I love the 2 drops addition of wor...

I kept hoping that the flavors would develop in this but alas even after 72 hours, this still tasted like slightly flavored mayonnaise. I didn't have Italian parsley and used regular dried pars...

It was great! I didn't have all the spices, so I used what I had which was, garlic powder, salt, and dill weed. I also didn't like how the milk made it runny so the next time I omitted it entire...

Excellent! I love ranch dressing, and this was no exception. I was a bit skeptical about the addition of tarragon and Worcestershire but it worked out beautifully. I opted to use low fat ingredi...