While participating in the Eating Down the Fridge challenge, I found myself with a large head of iceburg lettuce. I don't know about you but there is only one way I like to enjoy iceburg lettuce and that is dowsed in ranch dressing but I didn't have any ranch. Consider this my first dilemma of the challenge. That's where The Pioneer Woman came to my rescue.
The Pioneer Woman and I had different reasons for needing to make homemade ranch dressing but the problem was the same. I was going to eat that iceburg lettuce with ranch dressing somehow, somewhere without going to the store. I just didn't realize that it would be such an easy problem to fix. Essentially we are talking about some mayo, sour cream and whatever herbs you have on hand. This recipe had Eating Down the Fridge written all over it. So my little hiccup became a revelation. I will never buy ranch dressing again. Not when making it yourself tastes so good.
Recipe slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
buttermilk, to thin to desired consistency
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dill, finely chopped
Dash worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Labels: sauces and dips