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Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe-2197

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Texas cowboys and cowgirls dip their egg sandwiches in this stuff for breakfast, they dunk their fried onion rings in it at lunch, and they cover their broccoli with it at dinner. It’s the ultimate dipping sauce for cold pizza, the perfect accompaniment to crudités, and—oh, yeah—it’s also a salad dressing.

Once you learn how to make your own ranch dressing, you’ll save yourself a fortune on the stuff. And it’s really easy. You can even use yogurt instead of sour cream to make a low-fat version. Add some minced herbs from your garden if you like. Chives are another great addition.

Yield:  3 cups

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream (or substitute plain yogurt)
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

Combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, and buttermilk in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth. Add the bell pepper, onion, cilantro, garlic, pepper, and salt and mix well.

The dressing will keep for a week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

VARIATIONS:

Ancho Ranch Dressing: Add 3 tablespoons Ancho Powder to the ranch dressing and stir well.


© 2007 Robb Walsh

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 48 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

28kcal (1%)
45mg (2%)
1g
0g
3g (4%)
0g
1g (4%)
1g
1g
4mg (1%)
0g
0g
1mg
16mg
12mcg RAE (0%)
1mg (2%)
10mg (1%)
0mg (0%)
 

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