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** Ranch dressing **

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Ranch dressing
Salad dressing or dip
Ranch dressing.jpg
Homemade ranch dressing
Place of origin:
United States
Creator(s):
Steve Henson
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Ranch dressing
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Ranch dressing

*Ranch dressing* is a type of salad dressing made of some combination of
buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion, herbs (commonly chives, parsley, and
dill), and spices (commonly black pepper, paprika, and ground mustard
seed), mixed into a sauce. Sour cream is also frequently used, and some
home cooks may substitute yogurt for the sour cream to create a lower-fat
version. Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the
United States since 1992, when it overtook Italian dressing.^[1] It is also
popular as a dip.

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Popularity
· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*History[edit]*

Hidden Valley Ranch
Owner The Clorox Company
Country U.S.
Introduced 1954
Website hiddenvalley.com

In the early 1950s, Steve Henson invented what is now known as ranch
dressing while working as a plumbing contractor for three years in the
remote Alaskan bush. In 1954, with his wife Gayle, Nass used his savings to
open Hidden Valley Ranch, a dude ranch near Santa Barbara, California,
where he served his invention to the ranch's guests. The Nass' soon
realized their unique salad dressing was popular with guests as well as
local consumers. They began selling packets and bottles that guests could
take home. When demand outgrew their limited manufacturing capacity at the
ranch, the Nass' incorporated Hidden Valley Ranch Food Products, Inc. and
opened a factory to manufacture packets of ranch seasoning that had to be
mixed with mayonnaise and buttermilk (packets


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