Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Buttermilk Ranch-style Salad Dressing

The sugar snap peas are ripe. Hooray! They are a tasty addition to my daily big green salad (with some other stuff layered on top) and the salad dressing of the day -a homemade buttermilk ranch-style salad dressing. It is so easy to make and so good, you may never buy the bottled stuff again! Besides the buttermilk, dill weed is the key ingredient here, but you can mess around with it if you want -omit chives if you don't have any, use fresh garlic instead of powdered, use half milk for half the buttermilk, substitute yogurt for sour cream -you get the idea.

Whisk all together in a bowl:
1 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream (regular, lowfat or nonfat)
1 c. (or more) buttermilk
1 T. each minced fresh Italian parsley, chives, dill weed (or 1 t. dried) and grated onion
1 t. honey
1/2 t. each garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and white vinegar
1/4 t. each salt, black pepper and paprika
1/8 t. cayenne powder or dash Tabasco sauce

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