Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ranch Dressing recipe

My wonderful sister is having her graduation party this weekend. Part of my duties is to make a vegetable tray. Normally I purchase a bottle of Hidden Valley ranch for my veggie trays. But this time I decided to go homemade. So I went off in search of the perfect Ranch dressing recipe. The first place I went to was my favorite cooking blog, The Pioneer Woman and of course I found one right away.

I thought I would share so everyone could enjoy it with me.

Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Ranch Dressing
1 to 2 cloves garlic
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less table salt)
1 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s or Best Foods preferred)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk, to taste
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, more if desired
Optional ingredients:
white vinegar
worcestershire sauce
cayenne pepper
fresh oregano
black pepper

Directions: With a fork, make a paste with garlic and salt. Mix all other ingredients, adding optional ingredients as you wish, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thin with milk or buttermilk if desired.

~Mrs B

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

Thanks for sharing. This looks really good.