In my quest to eliminate many processed foods from our lives, I began playing with ranch dressing recipes about 5 years ago. We’ve been making this dip for a number of years now and after a bit of tweaking we’ve declared it absolutely perfect. There is always a container of ranch dip in our refrigerator along with a box of ready to eat vegetables for snacking. (Check out this post for tips on storing all your fresh produce to keep it fresh for as long as possible!)
If you happen to need a DAIRY FREE option, you can make your own Dairy Free Sour Cream! (It really works!) If you have an abundance of fresh herbs on hand, here’s a recipe for Ranch Dip made with fresh herbs.
The extra dill in this dip really kicks the flavor up a notch and the squeeze of lemon provides plenty of tang. My older boys can stir together a batch of this dip in just a few minutes. Keeping our refrigerator stocked with ranch dip is one of their favorite jobs.
We love having fresh dips in the house for snacking. This Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce is a fun, spicy twist on the original Ranch Dip. And this Homemade Tzatziki Sauce is next on my list to try. I’m planning to pair it with some grilled chicken and vegetables for an easy dinner this summer.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 - 3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed adjust to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon finely cracked pepper
- freshly squeezed lemon juice or plain white vinegar approximately 1-3 teaspoons, adjust to taste
- Whisk together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Lemon juice is my first choice when making this dip. However, if I happen to be out of lemons, vinegar works as well. I like the full tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar for this recipe, feel free to adjust it for your tastes. I also like the full 3/4 teaspoon of dried dill in this recipe, feel free to adjust that to taste as well.
Here are some more dips you might like:
Spicy Bacon Corn Dip by Foodie with Family
Guava and Cream Cheese Dip by The Noshery
Fiesta 7 Layer Dip by Wishes and Dishes
Southwest Cobb Salad Dip by I Am Baker
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Fruit Dip by Chocolate Chocolate and More
Cheesy Bean Dip by Center Cut Cook
Jalapeño Popper Dip by Cook Crave Inspire
Supreme Pizza Dip by Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen