The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

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This is one of the best homemade Ranch salad dressing ideas you will try. This ranch salad dressing is better than the store bought variety and best of all it only takes a few minutes to make. With ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, lots of dill and other spices this is a ranch dressing you will want to make again. The consistency is just enough to pour smoothly, without becoming too liquid or watered down and the creaminess of the salad dressing is nicely balanced with the tang of the fresh lemon. You will want to use this salad dressing. This salad dressing recipe is sure to have a permanent spot in your refrigerator. It's the perfect dip for fresh vegetables like cut up carrots, broccoli, and celery. You can substitute white distilled vinegar for the fresh lemon juice in this salad dressing recipe. Both acids work nicely to provide the perfect amount of tang in the dressing. The combination of mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk make this ranch salad dressing idea super creamy and delicious. The nice thing about this ranch salad dressing recipe is that you can make it fresh as you need it.

Buttermilk is one of the main ingredients you will find in salad dressing recipes. Not everyone is familiar with buttermilk. If you didn't know better, you would think buttermilk was full of fat and butter, when in fact buttermilk is not loaded with butter or fat. The name Buttermilk simply reflects its butter-making roots as it was the milky liquid that was left over after butter was churned. Buttermilk is good for baking because there's no fat and the milk similar to whole milk in pancake, cake and muffin recipes. If you are going to substitute buttermilk for milk in your recipes, you'll need to change the amount of baking soda and baking powder as well. Buttermilk gives a nice tang flavor to cakes, bread, biscuits and other baking ideas while adding very little fat to the recipe. Buttermilk is a rich-tasting milk that is an acidic ingredient, similar to yogurt and sour cream. Buttermilk can helps tenderize the gluten in batter, giving baked goods a softer texture and more body. Buttermilk also has quick bread to rise. If a recipe calls for buttermilk and you don't have any in the fridge, you can substitute place one

Sour cream is a dairy ingredient that is popular in both European and North American cuisines. Sour cream is most often as a condiment. Sour cream is a traditional topping that is used for baked potatoes, added cold with chopped fresh chives or dill. Sour cream is also used as the base for some creamy salad dressings and can also be used in baking recipes, added to recipe batters for cakes, cookies, doughnuts and scones. Sour cream can also be eaten on its own as a dessert, with fresh fruits or fresh berries and a sugar topping.Thank you to Mary at the Barefeet in The Kitchen recipe site for sharing this easy coleslaw recipe for sweet and tangy southern style coleslaw. This is just one of the slaw recipes ideas you will find on the site. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include appetizers, salad dressings, breakfast ideas, main dish ideas, side dish, desserts, salads, gluten free ideas, sandwich recipes and more. *

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing from Barefeet In The Kitchen
Ingredients: Mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, dill weed, parsley, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, cracked pepper, fresh lemon juice.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 20 servings.(Recipes makes 1 1/2 cups dressing-serving based on 1/8 cup dressing per serving.)* Per Serving: Calories 38, Calories from Fat 29, Total Fat 3.2g 5%, Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 75mg 3%, Potassium 22mg 1%, Carbohydrates 2.1g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%, Sugars 0.7g, Protein 0.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 2%, Iron 0%

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