Saturday, January 27, 2007

Better than Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing - from Heather

adapted from Top Secret Recipes

1/2 C mayonnaise or Vegennaise (I use the Vegannaise)

1/2 C buttermilk, plain yogurt or sour cream (I've been using vanilla yogurt but have some plain on the way LOL)

1/2 tsp of sea salt, parsley, dill weed, red wine or apple cider vinegar, lemon juice

1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper (I've just used pepper)

1 clove minced garlic (I've used 1 tsp dried)

1 T finely minced yellow onion (I've used dried - I grind this and the garlic in my coffee grinder because my younger ones wouldn't like chunks LOL)

~Even though I've taken short cuts and not had the correct yogurt to use, this is a hit. I double it and make it about every other day. LOL Double recipe will fit in one of those Tupperware salad dressing mixer things.... I thought some of you might enjoy this.


Kathy in WA said...

De'Etta--this sounds delicious! I bought some buttermilk the other day and only used a little bit. I have enough to make this. I've been craving a good Ranch dressing for some time. I can't believe you make this so often. Your whole family must enjoy it as well.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

The younger ones love to dip carrot sticks in it. I make them take some veggie and its ALWAYS carrots but now they like the carrots....they eat more dressing than carrots. ::snort::

Jamin and I have been using it on our salads and so it goes fast...we are both a bit "crunchy" for the rest of the family. I got tired of the balsamic vinegar dressing I'd been using and this IS good.