Classic Ranch Dressing with On-Hand Ingredients

New salad dressings may come and go, but classic ranch is here to stay. “Ranch flavor is the Swiss Army knife of salad dressings. It dresses salads, gets kids to eat their vegetables, and adds oomph as an ingredient; all reasons why it is the top ready-to-use dressing flavor shipped to foodservice outlets,” reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

According to Mintel, for menu items tracked in Q3 2014, ranch dressing appears along with 30% of sandwich offerings and 37% of meat offerings (think buffalo wings and chicken fingers).

You can buy it in a bottle, sure, but why not leverage the house made trend by whipping it up yourself with Foothill Farms Ranch Dressing Mix? Buttermilk is the go-to ingredient to add to the mix, however it’s not always practical to keep on hand just for making dressing. Never fear. Here are two alternative ways you can create the traditional ranch flavor everyone craves with ingredients you already have on hand.

Sour Cream & Mayo

Make a hand-crafted thick, rich and creamy dressing perfect for salads, dipping sauces and sandwich spreads with sour cream and mayo. Get the full recipe.

Greek Yogurt & Mayo

Give guests the Greek style dressing that’s so trendy now without buying another SKU. Just add nonfat plain Greek yogurt and mayo to the mix. Get the full recipe.

TUF® and Milani® Brands Are Now Foothill Farms®

Foothill Farms® began transitioning TUF® and Milani® brands into one foodservice mega brand. The consolidation process began last December and will continue throughout 2014 until all TUF® and Milani® branded products are sold and replaced with the newly packaged Foothill Farms® product line.

Foothill Farms® began transitioning TUF® and Milani® brands into one foodservice mega brand.  The consolidation process began last December and will continue throughout 2014 until all TUF® and Milani® branded products are sold and replaced with the newly packaged Foothill Farms® product line. The formulas, tastes, UPCs, manufacturing codes, quality and the ordering process remain unchanged, only the packaging and brand names’ transitioned.

“Cases are marked with a bright orange sticker on the top of the box that features a QR code and a link that will take customers to an information site,” stated Jamie Collins, Director of Marketing, Kent Precision Foods Group.  “All case and product packaging featuring Milani® and TUF® brand names will change to Foothill Farms® on various schedules depending on their production date.”

Foothill Farms® customers can expect expansion within the current product categories, bringing more operator-centric solutions to the foodservice industry.  To learn more about this brand change transition, customers can visit foothillfarms.com/transition or contact their Kent Precision Foods Group sales representative at 800-442-5242. Check out our YouTube video discussing the transition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhIj7xMkUxg.