Ranch dressing is one of my favourites for salads and dips. If you eat it only occasionally then your favourite ready made bottle is likely suiting your needs. But if you eat it several times per week you may wish to make your own to cut down on added sugars, starches and preservatives. It’s really easy to do, especially with a blender, and tastes great!

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    1 room temperature egg yolk
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    1 teaspoon vinegar
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    1/2 cup canola oil or olive oil
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    2 tablespoons buttermilk
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    2 tbsp sour cream
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    1 clove garlic finely minced
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    Salt and pepper to taste
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    Pinch of dried parsley if desired
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    Pinch of dried dill if desired
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    Pinch of chives if desired
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    Pinch of onion powder if desired
  • Directions
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      You can use a standard blender, immersion blender, or just a whisk to make this recipe.
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      Add your egg yolk and lemon juice to medium sized bowl (or blender) and whisk. Begin adding oil one drop or two at a time as you whisk, when you see that it begins to incorporate, continue drizzling oil into the mixture and whisking until it has all thickened. If oil is not mixing into the yolk, stop adding it and whisk until it combines, then start adding oil again.  When your mixture has thickened add all other ingredients and stir to combine. Enjoy!
    Tips
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      Instead of whisking the egg, vinegar and oil you can use ready made mayonnaise, however, you won’t have full control over the ingredients list.

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