Homemade ranch dressing with fresh herbs is a game-changer that every parent needs to know how to make. Kids love dipping veggies and most are much more likely to try a new vegetable when it’s served with a side of ranch dressing.
Serve pre-cut veggies and ranch dressing as an afterschool snack. Or, pack in a lunchbox for a midday veggie boost. Keep things interesting by offering up different veggies: carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, radishes, sugar snap peas, bell pepper slices, broccoli, and cauliflower are all good options to try. This will allow your child to explore a range of vegetables and find his favorites.
Homemade ranch dressing is also a great condiment or dipper for sandwiches. It comes in handy when introducing new salads too. With so many uses, it’s something to keep on hand at all times. Luckily, it’s very easy to make!
How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs
To make ranch dressing, whisk together mayo, plain Greek yogurt, fresh herbs (dill, chives, and parsley), garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Then, slowly pour whole milk into the mixture and whisk until well combined.
Store your homemade ranch dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Ranch Dressing Flavor Variations
Classic ranch dressing is always a hit but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little different. With a few modifications, you can change up the flavors. Our favorites flavor variations are Cajun ranch and avocado ranch.
To make Cajun ranch dressing, simply replace the fresh herbs with Cajun seasoning.
To make avocado ranch dressing, add one avocado to the recipe and blend all the ingredients together with a blender or food processor.
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