Saturday, August 7, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Ranch Dressing

It's time for another recipe! My camera is broken, but I happen to have a picture of my homemade ranch dressing, so it made the choice pretty easy for me this week.My friend Jocelyn made this and I asked her for the recipe. Like the first recipe I posted, this is actually a dry mix that you make and store and add the wet ingredients when you're ready. I haven't tried very hard, but I've never found a bottle of ranch dressing at the supermarket that has become my favorite. When my friend, Jocelyn, served this homemade version, it tasted so fresh and I loved that I could mix it up anytime I wanted some. So this has become my recent favorite. It makes certain raw vegetables a lot more appealing. :)
Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
(makes 12 batches)
2/3 cup dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup finely crushed saltine crackers
1/3 cup minced onion
3 T. garlic salt
2 T. onion salt
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. onion powder
1 T. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container.
To make dressing: Combine 1 T. of mix, 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 cup of buttermilk.
I have mayonnaise and buttermilk on hand all of the time, so I love how easy it is for me to have dressing in a flash. I hope some of you will enjoy it too. :)

1 comment:

Jennie and Julie said...

That looks really yummy. I like what's in it too...the saltines are a surprise! I also like the photo. It's very clear and inviting. Thanks for posting this. Love, Mom