Homemade Ranch Dressing With Chopped Salad and Upcoming Free Workshops

Hi everyone and thanks for all your congrats comments for the Red Cross Award! I want to share a recipe with you that is more assembling than cooking. If you are nervous about presenting a lunch for a friend or your family, how about trying this recipe on for size? You cannot go wrong. I altered a recipe I found from the new book: The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and thought you would like it as much as my family does (well, at least some of the members).
Also, please check out the link below to find out about my free health workshops in Montclair until June. Please RSVP!


Ranch Dressing:
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 small garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk, depending on how thick you want the dressing
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of hot sauce,
2 TBS chopped scallions

Optional Chopped Salad:

4 cups washed and chopped greens
2 TBS pecan halves
2 TBS dried cherries or craisins
1 chopped hard boiled egg

Mix all the ingredients together until combined and keep chilled in fridge. Pour over your favorite salad!


3 Responses

  1. Last weekend, the girls and I made 3 dressings with longer shelf lives. I like homemade so much better than store bought, but I don't have time to make a new salad dressing every night. So we found recipes for Lemon Poppy Seed, Caesar and Ranch. I wanted a Ranch that would stay good in the fridge for about 2 weeks, and my recipe is much like yours, but I substituted garlic powder for real garlic and onion powder for scallions. I also used dried dill which gave it a really ranchy flavor. The kids love it! The buttermilk really gives it that perfect creamy texture.

  2. Yes, it is dee-licious! The Pioneer woman has fresh dill and chives but I made this on a blizzard day and was missing many of the ingredients. Ranch dressing rocks but be careful-the garlic does make you smell like a dragon.

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