Dec 17, 2005

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Life would not be complete without ranch dressing... at least not in our house! It's not just for salads. It is a must for pizza, the kids chicken nuggets or just for a dip for chips. I usually buy the bottled variety but homemade is so much better. This recipe is adapted from a Penzey's recipe I found in one of their catalogs.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. water
2/3 c. buttermilk
1/3 c. mayonaise
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

Put water in a small bowl and add spices and herbs. Whisk and allow to set for 5 minutes. Pour buttermilk and mayonnaise into a bowl and whisk well. Add water/herb/spice mixture, vinegar, mustard, sugar and salt. Whisk well until smooth. Pout into a jar and shake well. Store in refrigerator for one week.


MeBeth said...

Oooh, I love ranch dressing for dipping. I've never made my own, I might have to give this recipe a try!

Michele said...

You really should try it, it's so easy to make and the flavor is so much better than store bought. :)