Our ranch dressing can be used as a salad dressing or as a dip with raw vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and celery. This product is made from dairy, salt, garlic, and vegetable products.
In the early 1950s, Steve Henson developed what is now known as ranch dressing while working as a plumbing contractor for three years in the remote Alaskan bush. In 1954, he and his wife Gayle opened Hidden Valley Ranch, a dude ranch at the former Sweetwater Ranch on San Marcos Pass in Santa Barbara County, California, where they served it to customers. It became popular, and they began selling it in packages for customers to take home, both as a finished product and as packets of seasoning to be mixed with mayonnaise and buttermilk. As demand grew, they incorporated Hidden Valley Ranch Food Products, Inc., and opened a factory to manufacture it in larger volumes, which they first distributed to supermarkets in the Southwest, and eventually, nationwide.
Ranch dressing is a type of salad dressing made of some combination of buttermilk, salt, garlic, , herbs. Ranch dressing has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since 1992. Ranch dressing is common in the United States as a dipping sauce for broccoli, carrots and celery as well as a dip for chips and “bar foods” such as french fries and chicken wings.