Homemade ranch dressing is amazing. The stuff from the store has a funny aftertaste, I think, and the cute little seasoning packets are still very expensive. It turns out you can make ranch at home in about 5 minutes, with ingredients you’ve probably already got, and for about half the cost of buying it.
Mix all the ingredients together and chill in the fridge:
1 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream or buttermilk (or more if you want it runnier)
1/2 t. each dried chives, parsley, and dill weed
1/4 t. each garlic powder and onion powder
1/8 t. salt and pepper
Note: Buttermilk does give a consistency more like store-bought ranch, but it tends to thicken within a few days. I stick to sour cream since the flavor is about the same and I always have it on hand.
This ranch does work well as a dressing or a dip because of its thickness. Bonus: It’s healthier than the store-bought kind!