I was at the super market the other day, and needed to buy some buttermilk for a recipe. I over estimated how much I needed, and was happy to realize that the overage was about perfect to make some nice Buttermilk Ranch dressing.
Now I have another Ranch dressing, which is wonderful, but I thought this one was more like the Hidden Valley type, without all that crap they put in their powdery mix.
And it whips up in a second. Just pick up a 1/2 pint of buttermilk next time you are shopping. I should explain that you can make buttermilk (tip page), but it’s still quite thin I find, and so I prefer to use regular buttermilk for this dressing.
Oh, this recipe comes from Joy of Cooking, one of my couple of food bibles!
- 2/3 c of buttermilk (I used a whole cup, cuz that’s what 1/2 a pint is)
- 1 lg clove of garlic, micro-planed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice (please use real limes!)
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives, or minced green parts of scallions
- Up to 1/2 c mayonnaise if you want to thicken it up.
- Mix it all together.
- Let sit in fridge for a few hours for the dressing to thicken a bit, and flavors to meld.
Serves: 1 cup
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