Sunday, January 23, 2011

Simply Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is king at our house. I make a mean salad dressing but my kids' hearts belong to ranch. They might even eat chicken feet if I gave them ranch for dipping! This homemade version is fresh and will turn even non-ranch fans into believers. Adapted from the Gourmet Cookbook, 2004.

Ranch Dressing

3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp lemon juice (start with 1 Tbsp.)
1/4 to 1 cup buttermilk
1 small bunch of chives, roughly chopped
Small handful of parsley
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients with 1/4 cup of buttermilk in a blender. Blend for 10 -20 seconds. Check consistency and blend in additional buttermilk and lemon juice if desired. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and will keep for 2-3 weeks.

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