Salad dressing is really something you shouldn't waste your money on at the grocery store. Even the best ones have additives you'd never use at home and making it yourself is incredibly easy. Most people are familiar with making oil and vinegar based dressings at home, but the creamier ones, like ranch, seem a little more complicated. Well I'm here to tell you that making your own ranch dressing is super simple and you likely already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. You can use this dressing any way you would use the bottled stuff and, as always, can personalize it to your own taste.
I like to mix and store mine in a pint sized mason jar. You can use the markings on the side of the jar to measure your yogurt and it looks nice for serving. This means you eliminate a measuring cup, mixing bowl, and serving container when it comes to dish washing time.
1 pint sized mason jar (optional)
1.5 cups pastured, whole milk yogurt (learn how to make your own yogurt)*
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1.5 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder (not garlic salt!)
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
*Note: If you'd prefer a thicker dressing, you can strain your yogurt in a colander lined with paper towels or a clean cloth set over a bowl. Alternatively, you could use a Greek style yogurt.
- Pour the yogurt in the mason jar, using the markings on the side to measure 1.5 cups. If you don't have a jar, you can use a measuring cup and small bowl.
- Add all of your other ingredients to the jar and mix with a spoon or whisk to incorporate.