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Ranch Dressing

It's easy to make your own delicious, healthy ranch dressing.

Ranch Dressing

For a long time I’ve been under the impression that ranch dressing was a magical concoction that I’d never be able to make myself. Oh, how I was wrong! Not only is it possible, but it’s easy!

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Step #1:

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Gather your ingredients and tools.

Step #2:

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  • Using your food processor if you have one or a knife if you don't, dice the onion and garlic (I used a shallot since I *gasp* ran out of garlic).
  • Dice (don't food-process) the dill and celery.

Step #3:

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  • Combine all ingredients in your bowl and whisk up the concoction.
  • Don't forget to taste it, and adjust your seasonings accordingly.

Step #4:

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  • For full effect, let your dressing sit in the fridge for an hour before serving. This lets the flavors combine.
  • It's great on salads and as a dip for veggies and chicken wings. I've been experimenting with adding less and less mayo, which yields a lighter flavor.
Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


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