Vegetables first! The kids absolutely love a big platter of fresh vegetables, but this ranch dressing really makes it a favourite. Ready for them to arrive from the ski hill today and this platter will disappear in minutes.
This is the best creamy dressing to have on hand for those hungry moments. .. … or when the kids are arriving home from school or the ski hill. In general, we prefer vinaigrette’s for salad dressing, but this is so comforting and delicious we love it too.
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup buttermilk (you could use regular milk but I like the tang from buttermilk)
1 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp each dried basil, oregano & parsley (in the summer of course fresh is best)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1-2 tsp lemon juice (according to your own taste)
salt and pepper to taste
Give the whole thing a good mix and allow to sit long enough for all the seasonings to fully wake up and join the party. This is perfect as a dip, for a salad dressing I would thin it out a bit with either a bit more buttermilk or even a touch of water.
This smooth, creamy and herb packed dressing packs a bunch of flavour into any salad – don’t use as much buttermilk and it doubles as a fan fave for vegetable dip (or chips, but who would do that????…)
Served this year at the Wittal/Steli Family Reunion 2017, and it was a real hit.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise (use the best quality you can find)
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 – 2 tsp fresh minced parsley
1 – 2 tsp fresh chopped dill
1 – 2 tsp fresh chopped basil
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
just a few dashes of hot sauce
Taste and adjust for seasonings ….. everybody has different condiments, and the level of freshness of your herbs will also affect the taste. I think I went through a whole serving of salad dipping lettuce leaves in and adjusting for taste!
Blend everything together really well and allow to rest in the fridge for a couple of hours before using. This keeps really well for a week or so in the fridge.