Homemade Ranch Dip or Dressing

One of my self-imposed resolves as a housewife is to avoid buying anything from the store that I can make homemade. Hence my recent attempt at replicating Costco fudgsicles that looked AND tasted like mud (Thankfully my husband is still eating them and as soon as they’re gone I can try another batch!)

This homemade ranch dip is something I frequently pack in Joshua’s lunch to go with whatever veggies I have on hand. He must like it because at one point he asked for a 30% increase in the amount of dip when I pack it (my dip to veggie ratio wasn’t quite high enough).

During the winter, I make it with dried herbs, but this week I was able to make it with the fresh herbs that are now available!

I personally like to use yogurt and mayonnaise in a 1:1 ratio for the base, but any combination of yogurt, mayonnaise, or sour cream works.

This recipe is really quite versatile!

Homemade Ranch Dip or Dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (we like avocado oil mayonnaise)
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill or approximately 1 T. minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley or approximately 1 T. minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (I have not tried it with fresh garlic yet)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder or 1 T. minced green onions
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Mix everything and refrigerate. It's best to let the flavors meld for a couple hours before serving.

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