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Ranch Dressing

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  • Veg
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    • 40 mins
    • Serves 12
    • Easy

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    Ranch dressing is today a ubiquitous accompaniment to most salads, sandwiches and many other types of foods. It is officially the most popular dressing in America, which is where it was created, and where today, it is a staple accompaniment in any dining table.

    The kinds of food combinations that are possible with ranch dressing are only limited by your imagination. It is indeed very easy to pop into any grocery store and buy a bottle of ranch but store bought ranch dressing can contain unnecessary additives that increase the calorific value of ranch dressing, along with taking away from its health benefits. The recipe below is for homemade ranch dressing, which is not only tasty but also healthy.

    So, whether it is for a barbecue party, or for your family and kids, you would be able to enjoy your own homemade healthy version of the classic ranch dressing with this recipe.

    Health Benefits

    Homemade ranch dressing is a very healthy alternative to the store bought kinds. Ranch dressing is high in calories, fat, and sodium and therefore, should be consumed in moderation. The ranch also has sodium and some protein and carbohydrates. Once you have made you ranch dressing at home, you can easily store it in the fridge and consume it for up-to a week.

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    How to Make Ranch Dressing

    Ranch dressing is a very quick and easy recipe to create. Once you have all the ingredients, your work is almost complete. Below we present to you a step-by-step guide to delicious ranch dressing.

    • Take a big bowl and take the mayonnaise and buttermilk and mix gently.
    • Dice the garlic clove into very thin Alternately you can also crush it into a pulp and add this to the bowl.
    • Now whisk in all the reaming ingredients in the same bowl and mix everything thoroughly.
    • Add salt and pepper to taste.
    • Put the bowl with the dressing in the fridge and let it cool for a couple of hours.
    • You can control the consistency of the dressing by adding more or less buttermilk according to your preference.

    Your ranch dressing is now ready to be eaten with salads, fries or in anyway that you want.

    Trivia

    • Steve Henson, a plumber from Alaska, first made ranch dressing around the 1950s. The combination of buttermilk and herbs that he invented gained so much popularity that he could sell his name and his recipe to the food company Clorox for $8 million in 1972.
    • The flavor of ranch dressing is so popular that today, you can find a variety of edibles which are ranch flavored, including potato chips, taco shells and even drinks.

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