This Homemade Ranch Dip is easy to make and comes together quickly. Great Ranch flavor!
Whoever invented ranch is brilliant. I have never met a person that didn’t like “ranch” flavor. Don’t like veggies? Put some ranch dressing on them. Of course put it on your salad, every eating establishment offers ranch. I was curious as to why it’s called “ranch”. So, I googled it… because that’s what we do these days. Here’s what wikipedia said:
“In the early 1950s, Steve Henson developed what is now known as ranch dressing while working as a plumbing contractor for three years in the remote Alaskan bush. In 1954, he and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, a dude ranch near Santa Barbara, California, where they served it to the guests. It became popular, and they began selling it in packages for guests to take home, both as a finished product and as packets of seasoning to be mixed with mayonnaise and buttermilk.”
All this to say, I wanted to try to make a home made ranch dip, but I wanted to incorporate cheese. So this is my take on a cheesy dip with ranch flavor. It’s great for vegetables, pretzels, tortilla chips, and anything else you like ranch for. It’s thicker than a dressing, but still a very spreadable dip.
This recipe is easy to make, and comes together so quickly. All you need is:
All you do is blend this up in your blender and yum-o! Easy peasy! A great side dish on a summer day is cold veggies and dip! Give it a whirl, let me know what you think.
*The “garlic garlic” and “onion onion” are Tastefully Simple Products, but you could easily substitute with a garlic powder for the garlic garlic and onion powder or dried minced onion for the onion onion.
Homemade Ranch Dip
- 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic garlic
- 1 tsp onion onion
- 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve with veggies, chips, pretzels or crackers
What about you? What is your favorite way to eat ranch? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!!