Tonight Thursday night it was hot. And we were busy packing our vehicle for a speedy getaway tomorrow. We skipped the grilled zucchini and just had salad. I also finally took the time (and had the supplies) to make an awesome creamy dressing. See, I can’t recall the last time we bought salad dressing, it might have been summer 2007 and that was because we had company in town. But we rarely venture into creamy dressing land and were getting tired of vinaigrettes. So tonight I made ranch dressing. I sort of followed the basic idea behind everybody likes sandwiches zesty ranch, but not quite (I looked at 4 or 5 recipes before making mine).
The salad really looked a lot like Tuesday’s salad minus the almonds – oh and with an important addition – radishes from my very own mini garden! We also had some yummy garlic-parmesan bread from our favorite farmer’s market bread vendor. And that blender holds the ranch dressing. In the end our dressing had chives, parsley, garlic, a bit of lemon zest, lemon juice, dried dill, sweet paprika, salt and pepper for the seasonings. Oh and I did 1/4 cup mayo, 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/2 cup buttermilk. It made a very thin dressing but I like it that way. If you wanted a dip I’d use more mayo and sour cream and less buttermilk.
Four ranch dressing recipes to choose from
Everybody Loves Sandwiches Zesty Ranch
Homesick Texan’s Buttermilk Dressing (she might call it buttermilk, but the ingredient list is very similar)
Simply Recipe’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
The Pioneer Woman’s Ranch Dressing