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Homemade Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing

Homemade Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing

Homemade Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing - easy to make as a low fat dressing too, plus ideas for bacon Ranch Pasta Salad and Bacon Ranch Egg Salad.
Course Condiments, Salad
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 servings ( 1 tbsp each) 1 1/2 cups dressing in total.
Calories 27 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup good quality half fat (or non-fat) mayonnaise you may use regular mayo if you like
  • 1 small head of roasted garlic mashed (see note)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • juice of half a small lemon
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp basil very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon cooked crisp, then very finely chopped
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients of the salad dressing together well. You can do this just with a whisk or in a blender or food processor
  2. Chill well before serving.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes 1. Total preparation time does not include the time to roast the garlic. 2. To roast a head of garlic, cut a little off the top of the head (1/4 inch or so) to reveal the cloves inside. Place the garlic head on a square of aluminum foil, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper to season and then drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil. Bring all sides of the aluminum foil together and twist to seal the garlic head inside. Roast in a 350 degree F oven for about 45 minutes. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins and mash with a fork until a smooth paste forms.

For Egg Salad Sandwiches or Deviled eggs

6 hard boiled eggs
4 to 6 tbsp Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing

To make either of these, I cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks which I then mix with the salad dressing. 
For the Egg salad, I will chop the whites into a fine dice then mix with the yolk filling ...or for deviled eggs, I just pipe the filling back into the hollow whites.

For the Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

4 cups cooked pasta, penne works well

3/4 cup Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing

1 1/2 cups chopped mixed vegetables of your choice. I used tomatoes, cucumber and sweet bell peppers.

 

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (15 g)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.