Ranch dressing is popularly used by Americans as their salad dressing of choice, as it has a rich, creamy consistency, and helps to enhance the taste of salads. But there are many other uses for Ranch dressing that can improve the taste of your meals.
Use Light Ranch Dressing in Place of Real Mayonnaise
If you are watching what you eat and are trying to cut back on saturated fat, but not on taste, using a light variety of Ranch dressing in place of real mayonnaise can do the trick. Replacing real mayonnaise with Light Ranch dressing means you can continue to eat some of your favourites, such as potato salad and devilled eggs, but without the extra calories and saturated fat content.
Use Ranch Dressing as a Dip for Potato Dishes
Dips such as ketchup and BBQ sauce are commonly used for potato dishes such as potato wedges, twice-baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, chips (French fries) and much more. But if you are looking for an alternative dipping sauce, try using Ranch dressing instead. The coolness of the dressing will help reduce the temperature of the piping hot potatoes, and leave a cool, refreshing taste on your tongue. Opt for a light version if you are watching your weight.
Use Ranch Dressing as a Sandwich Spread
Do you commonly slather lashings of full-fat butter onto your bread as you compile a mile-high sandwich? Everyone needs a little fat in their diets, but too much can lead to weight gain and related health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and more. Just a little Ranch dressing goes a long way, so use just a very small amount to moisten each slice of bread. As Ranch dressing comes out quickly, do not shake up the bottle before pouring it, as you are likely to end up with a lot more Ranch on your bread than you had wanted.
Ranch dressing is more than just a salad dressing. Ranch can also be used in place of real mayonnaise such as when you are making up a batch of creamy potato salad. Ranch dressing also makes a great dipping sauce for potato dishes such as potato wedges, twice-baked potatoes and mashed potatoes. If you are looking for an alternative to full-fat butter, choose a light version of Ranch dressing instead.