Is there such a thing as healthy ranch dressing? Yes. But you’ve got to make it yourself. Store bought dressings, even the organic ones, use vegetable oil as a base and vegetable oils are not heat or light stable. They turn rancid easily when they sit on store shelves and when we ingest them, we get all that nasty damaged oil, which contributes to cellular damage. Many dressings also contain refined sweeteners, corn syrup, artificial colors and flavor enhancers. No thanks!
Making your own salad dressing is easier than you might think. Give it a try. It tastes SO much better than store bought and you’ll have the added reassurance that it contains only quality ingredients.
- 1/2 cup mayo (I use Hain’s or make my own with olive oil)
- 1/2 cup organic full-fat sour cream
- 1 cup organic buttermilk
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 3 tsp Herbs of Provence or Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: onion powder and/or dill to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar (or any jar with a wide enough mouth to insert an electric hand mixer) and whip it good, as Devo would say.
Thats it. Here’s our awesome video.
Take a taste. If you wish to add more spices or garlic, go for it. Some people prefer a mayonnaise flavor, so if that’s you, use a little more mayo and less sour cream.
Really dang easy. Enjoy on salad and all your favorite dipping foods.