Red Ranch Dip
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Ranch dressing is the single most popular salad dressing in America — more than 100 million bottles are consumed every year.
Somewhere between a raita and a dip, I started making a homemade version years ago, followed by umpteen iterations. A golden ranch tinged with saffron or turmeric; a bright green one with mashed avocado and herbs. Here, I bring you a spicy hot ranch, tinged pink with beet juice. Use it as a dip to enjoy with crudities or add a little more yogurt or water to turn it into a salad dressing.