Friday, December 8, 2017

Ranch Dressing/Dip for a BLT salad or any salad

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been trying to eat "cleaner" and low carb.  I wanted to try a "homemade" ranch dip/dressing without using a purchased packet of the dry spices. I found this amazing version at Barefeet in the Kitchen.

I made this for a Sunday school Christmas party - for a BLT salad.  I just tossed chopped lettuce, chopped cherry tomatoes and crumbled bacon with this yummy ranch dressing!  I loved it! 


Best Ever Ranch Dressing (adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen)

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
3/4  - 1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/8 tsp finely cracked pepper
freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste - approximately 1 - 3 teaspoons, adjust to taste

Whisk together the mayo, sour cream and milk... until smooth.  Add the spices and whisk until combined.  Add the lemon, whisking again.  Pour into a jar and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  This dressing will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to a week.  Enjoy!

**Barefeet in the Kitchen frequently swaps plain white vinegar for the fresh lemon juice.  She says both acids work beautifully to add just the right about of "tang" to the dressing.  I used fresh lemon juice.

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