Ranch Dressing/Dip & Crab Salad


Ranch Dressing/Dip

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Amy Garrett


  • Choose one: 1-1/2 cups mayo or 1 cup mayo + 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried chives
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried dill weed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Milk to thin as needed


  1. In a small bowl, add the mayo (add sour cream if desired), mix in all the spices and use as is for dip, or slowly add milk while constantly stirring til desired thinness is reached for salad dressing.
  2. Let set 30 minutes to blend flavors.



Crab Salad

Super simple crab salad that my kids love
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Amy Garrett


  • Ranch Dressing from above
  • 16 oz bag noodles (like small shells, corkscrews, etc)
  • 1-2 lb imitation crab (some people like lots, some not as much)
  • 16 oz broccoli florets


  1. Make the dressing first, cover and keep in fridge. Cook the noodles until al dente, drain under cold running water and place in large bowl.
  2. While the noodles cook, steam the broccoli until just tender, then drain under cold running water and place in the bowl with the noodles.
  3. Do not let the noodles or broccoli get mushy.
  4. Chop the crab into small bits and add to the bowl.
  5. Pour the dressing over the top, mix in, and refrigerate for an hour or more to completely cool and allow flavors to blend.


6 Responses to Ranch Dressing/Dip & Crab Salad

  1. Jane The Organic Gardener June 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    This sounds great, I will definatley be giving it a go in the next couple of days. Thanks for sharing this with us, I’ll be sure to tell you how it goes down with the rest of the family.

  2. Mary T. April 20, 2011 at 1:00 am #

    I’m a recipe junkie…I always look on the net for good food recipes and try them out…I’ve tried many in the past but your Crab salad is insanely delicious!
    haven’t tried yet the homemade ranch dressing, but I definitely will.

    Will follow your recipes from now on…they’re so worth it!

    Thank you Amy!

  3. Healthy Eating April 23, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    This looks yummy. I love both crab and mayonnaise so it’s a great combination. Wonder if shrimp would be good in there too.

  4. Andrea June 9, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    Sounds dee-lish but do you have the calorie/fat counts?

  5. Jessica August 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm #


    Here’s the breakdown!

    458 calories – 1/2 cup mayo (multiply by x2 or x3 depending on whether or not you use sour cream)
    246 calories – 1/2 cup sour cream
    0 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried chives
    0 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried parsley
    1 calories – 1/2 tsp (rounded) dried dill weed
    4 calories – 1/2 tsp onion powder
    5 calories – 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  6. Joey July 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    This Ranch dressing dip looks amazing!! I can’t wait to try it out this weekend for Sunday dinner. All I have to do is make sure to get a lot of crab. Like you said up top…depending on the crowd i’m serving….I definitely would need more crab with my family :). Thanks again for such great tips. and a small shout out to @Jessica for putting up the calorie count.

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