I love making ranch dressing in the summer with fresh herbs from my garden but in Alaska we are zone 3 and our growing season is pitifully short. I don’t always get to use the fresh herbs that I want but that doesn’t slow us down on flavor around here.
This is the recipe I have developed using dried herbs and I am just as happy with it! In fact, my skeptical hubby even approves this one. And believe me, I tried a LOT of other homemade ranch dressing recipes before he became a convert.
It couldn’t be simpler to throw together!
Start with equal amounts of mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. (I make my own Greek yogurt) I do not have a blog post up for that just yet but hopefully will get that up for you shortly and I will update this post when I get it done.
Here’s the recipe
Healthy, Homemade Ranch Dressing
3/4 of a cup Greek yogurt
3/4 of a cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
2 to 3 tablespoons milk (Go easy on this- you don’t want to make it too runny and a little milk will go a long way. This dressing is best when it’s made very thick.)
Mix all your ingredients in a mason jar and stir well.
Refrigerate before serving, preferably overnight. It can be served right away but the longer the flavors have to soak the better.