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Making Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing

Most kids love ranch dressing! The kids we teach always ask for ranch dressing to dip their raw vegetables in. During one of our cooking lessons, we taught them how to make their very own dressing and they were so excited! This recipe is extremely simple to follow and has healthy herbs, olive oil and grapefruit juice. Instead of running to the grocery store for your bottle of ranch dressing, just shake one up yourself!

Ranch Dressing Recipe


  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pinches dill
  • 2 pinches oregano
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions for Kids:

Pour all ingredients into a glass jar. Screw the lid on tightly. Shake until ingredients are well blended.


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