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Homemade Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Dressing (in under 10 minutes)

Homemade Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Dressing (in under 10 minutes)

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Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Dressing is a delicious variation of the classic ranch dressing, offering a unique twist that enhances the overall flavor profile. The toasting of peppercorns brings out a deep, robust flavor that adds a new dimension to this beloved dressing.

What is Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Dressing?

Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Dressing is a creamy, tangy dressing made with a blend of buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, fresh herbs, and spices, with the standout ingredient being toasted black peppercorns. Toasting peppercorns helps to intensify their flavor, adding a deep smoky and earthy taste that elevates the dressing beyond the traditional ranch.

Tips for Perfecting Your Dressing

Fresh Ingredients

Always use fresh ingredients for the best flavor. However, fresh herbs can be substituted for dried ones if those aren’t available to you.

Adjusting Consistency

If the dressing seems too thick, add more buttermilk (splash-wise) to reach your desired consistency. If it’s too thin, add more mayonnaise or sour cream.

Storing the Dressing

Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake or stir before each use to maintain consistency.

Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Ingredients

  • 1/2 c mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorn, finely crushed
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
Ranch dressing ingredients

Toasted Peppercorn Ranch Directions

  1. Prepare and cut ingredients; in a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk; mix/whisk until smooth (for a thicker dressing, add less buttermilk; if dressing is too thick, add more buttermilk)
    • If using a stand mixer (KitchenAid Artisan Series), start on low speed to avoid splattering and gradually increase to a medium-high speed; texture should be smooth and creamy; 3-5 minutes
  2. In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, add un-cracked black peppercorn and toast for 1-2 minutes; stirring occasionally; remove from pan and carefully crush the toasted peppercorn
Toasted Black Peppercorn
  1. Add chives, parsley, dill, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and the crushed toasted peppercorn; mix well to combine
Toasted peppercorn ranch dressing ingredients
  1. Add lemon juice (from half of a lemon; or bottled); stir to combine
  2. Place ranch into refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving; enjoy this amazing homemade toasted black peppercorn ranch!

Homemade Toasted Peppercorn Ranch

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Course: Salads, DressingsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 c mayonnaise

  • 1/2 c sour cream

  • 1/2 c buttermilk

  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp black peppercorn, finely crushed

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Directions

  • Prepare and cut ingredients; in a large mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk; mix/whisk until smooth (for a thicker dressing, add less buttermilk; if dressing is too thick, add more buttermilk)Ranch dressing ingredients
  • In a small frying pan over medium-high heat, add un-cracked black peppercorn and toast for 1-2 minutes; stirring occasionally; remove from pan and carefully crush the toasted peppercornToasted Black Peppercorn
  • Add chives, parsley, dill, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and the crushed toasted peppercorn; mix well to combineHomemade ranch dressing ingredients
  • Add lemon juice (from half of a lemon; or bottled); stir to combine
  • Place ranch into refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to serving; enjoy this amazing homemade toasted black peppercorn ranch!

Notes

  • If using a stand mixer (KitchenAid Artisan Series), start on low speed to avoid splattering and gradually increase to a medium-high speed; texture should be smooth and creamy; 3-5 minutes


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