Monday, November 17, 2014

Homemade Ranch Dressing

 Recently, several fellow missionary ladies have been talking about what they would request if they could request certain items to be sent to them at Christmas time. One of the most often mentioned items was for Hidden Valley Ranch packets. We too love Ranch dressing but over the years we have returned to the States for furlough and as our taste buds have changed, so has our love for packets of Hidden Valley Ranch. We now prefer the homemade recipe to the packets!
We just made this recipe up ourselves and, as a result, don't measure things out to the teaspoon. It is really important to have the right ingredients and then you can flavor it to your preference after that.


Mayonnaise (approx 2 cups)

Celery salt

Black pepper

Chopped dried green onion 



Mix all but milk together initially with a wire whisk in a metal bowl. Once combined, add milk as needed to achieve desired consistency. Taste and add more ingredients until you get the flavor right. I know that sounds basic but it is really that easy! The biggest challenge is not using too much celery salt so go easy at first with that ingredient. The more black pepper the better - trust me!
Store in closed container in fridge for several days.

Now, not all missionaries have celery salt available to them so the next time you send a missionary a care package, throw in a bottle or two of celery salt from the dollar store! ;)


Tori Leslie said...

Wow, this looks really easy. My recipe has like 10 ingredients.
Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Love it!

David and Dee Dee Sterling said...

You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it!

Rachel said...

It is such a bummer that I can't get celery salt here :( Isn't it amazing how things you can get differ from field to field? Another thing I can't get here is powdered milk. I was surprised - that was available to me in Siberia!
I've just had to learn to live without them.
Maybe I'll have some celery salt sent. This looks like a recipe I'd like to try.