Stella just LOVES ranch dressing and when she was on her salad making fix we were out of ranch dressing – but no fear! My aunt has shared this recipe around the family and many make it and we all love it – so much better than store bought. I had never made it, but we needed dressing and we had all the ingredients in the house – so a making I did!
This dressing is so creamy and full of flavor – it compliments anything you put it on – salad, carrots, broccoli… One of Stella’s friends was over and we made pizza and she asked for some ranch dressing to dip her crust in – she couldn’t believe that we had made the dressing!
1 clove garlic
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup real mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbl dried parsely
1 Tbl dried dill
1 1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Dash hot sauce (optional)
1/4 – 1/4 cup cultured buttermilk (for desired consistency)
1. Mince garlic, sprinkle with salt and mash into a paste with a fork.
2. In a bowl combine garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream and all seasonings.
3. Add the buttermilk to desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
4. Chill for a couple of hours before serving.