Upgrade your menu with this exceptional house-made Ranch dressing. Its creamy texture and robust flavour profile surpass any shop-bought alternative, making it the perfect dipping sauce.
Crafting the Ultimate House-Made Ranch Dressing
Creating this luxurious dressing is remarkably straightforward. Its velvety texture comes from the harmonious blend of sour cream and mayonnaise, whilst buttermilk adds a tangy dimension that's impossible to replicate. A dash of Worcestershire sauce takes the flavour profile to the next level.
Sour Cream & Mayonnaise - Employing both equally achieves optimal creaminess.
Buttermilk - This adds a rich tanginess. If unavailable, substitute with regular milk and additional lemon juice.
Worcestershire Sauce - Though not universally included, its addition significantly enhances the flavour.
Fresh Lemon Juice or White Wine Vinegar - gives the ranch dressing a refreshing lift.
Fresh Herbs - A lavish assortment of dill, parsley, and chives is recommended.
Seasonings - Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper provide the quintessential Ranch flavour.
Duration of Freshness
This exquisite dressing retains its flavour for 3-4 days when refrigerated, ideally in a sealed bottle.
What You Will Need
|Hellmans Mayonnaise||1 Litre|
|Sour Cream||1 Litre|
|Lemon Juice or White Wine Vinegar||3 tablespoons|
|Worcestershire Sauce||3 teaspoons|
|Fresh Dill||1/2 cup|
|Fresh Parsley||1/2 cup|
|Fresh Chives||1/2 cup|
|Onion Powder||1 teaspoon|
|Onion Granules||1 teaspoon|
|Sea Salt||1/2 teaspoon|
|Ground Black Pepper||1/2 teaspoon|
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 to 4 days to maintain optimum freshness.
This versatile Ranch dressing is an ideal companion for a myriad of dishes:
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
- Rustic Breaded Cod Goujons
- Crispy Chicken Wings
- Crispy Onion Rings
In truth, the question isn't what it pairs with, but rather, what doesn't it?