Friday, September 7, 2012

Ranch Dressing

I was so happy to get see that Tina at Mom's Crazy Cooking will be continuing the
Crazy Cooking Challenge!  The challenge is theme-based so you can find a recipe from, well, anywhere to share as long as it matches the theme.  This month's theme:  Ranch Dressing.


I must admit to never having made ranch dressing before....but, why not give it a try.  We are traveling at the moment but I was able to find a Ranch Dressing recipe to make and share.  The plan is to use it as a dipping sauce for some BBQ chicken wings.  I found the perfect recipe at Smells Like Home.

Ranch Dressing


3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use light mayo)
3/4 cup sour cream 
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 to 1 cup buttermilk (I used low-fat buttermilk.)
1 small bunch of chives or 2 scallions, 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 and blend for 10 seconds. Check consistency and blend in additional buttermilk if desired. Less buttermilk for dipping and more for dressing. Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.  Leftovers will keep 2-3 weeks.

PRINTABLE RECIPE

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The Crazy Cooking Challenge is fun and stress-free!  If you are interested in participating, be sure to stop by Tina's blog, Mom's Crazy Cooking, for all of the information!






9 comments:

  1. Gotta love Ranch Dressing! And I love me some wings even more:@)

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  2. Thanks so much and on vacation (you rock!) The dressing looks amazing.

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  3. BBQ wings and ranch dip...yum!

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  4. You whipped this up on vacation? You go, girl...well done!

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  5. Thanks for this recipe. I have a SIL who always uses Ranch dressing and I simply refuse to buy any bottled dressing.
    Sam

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  6. I don't know that I've ever had scratch Ranch Dressing and know we've never made it. Ours is 1 packet Hidden Valley dry seasoning and what ever it says to mix with it. I'll have to save this and give it a try.

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  7. Call me weird....but I am so particular about dressings. I do not like the dressings that you buy in a bottle at the store...and I believe the dressing can make a salad or make it a fud.
    I love the ranch dressing at Out Back....so please don't tell me it comes from one of those store bought bottles!!

    Have a great Sunday

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  8. Sounds good! Just tonight I was wanting a good poppy seed dressing recipe. Now why didn't I think to go online and look for one.

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  9. Great simple recipe. I'm really starting to crave ranch after vising everyone =) But it's time for bed soon. Jen

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