How to Make Ranch Dressing

From the store to the kitchen to the table: The Basics outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.


  • • a 2-cup Mason jar or other container with a tightfitting lid
  • • 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • • 1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
  • • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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How to Make Ranch Dressing

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