Dan’s Classic California Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

I love this ranch dressing on top of a wedge salad.

 

It’s hard to beat a homemade ranch dressing. That’s especially so when it’s on top of a wedge of cold iceberg lettuce with all the fixings. Crisp red onions, chickpeas and kidney beans are a must. I also like a bit of smoked bacon or fried chunks of Parma Ham. The chunks of Parma ham are a bit more difficult to come by but God are they good.

That’s what I used in the wedge salad above. We brought a leg of Parma ham back with us from our last trip to Italy and believe me, cutting small chunks off of it are a lot easier than those more traditional paper thin slices.

I’ve been making this same ranch dressing since I was a kid. Little has changed. There’s just no need to change a thing. Hope you agree with that one.

 

Ranch dressing

So creamy and smooth… salad dressing don’t get much better than this.

Ranch dressing

So much better than store bought ranch.

Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing

 

Dan's Classic California Ranch Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250ml) Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 1 shallot - finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic - finely chopped
  • A small bunch of chives - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 - 2 squirts of Tabasco
  • 1 - 2 squirts of Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until creamy smooth.
  2. Place in the fridge for about an hour before using (optional).