Nothing tastes better than making something at home that you normally buy premade at the shops. This is always the case with dressings, sauces, marinades and flavour mixes. Free from all the preservatives and nasty ingredients hidden by the manufacturer to ensure their product stays edible for what can at times be up the 3 or 4 years. I look at some labels and think to myself that there are more additives in some foods than there is actual real ingredients.
Tonight I decided to make some Ranch Dressing to go with our chicken fillets and salad. Of course another perfect chance to use some of the wonderfully fresh herbs we have been growing.
This recipe is super easy and seriously you will not believe the difference in taste from it's bottled counterpart. It will keep well in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to a week - that's if it lasts that long as it honestly tastes so good.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
(Recipe adapted from foodiecrush.com)
Makes: approx. 1 cup
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
6 tablespoons buttermilk
4 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoon champagne or white vinegar
2 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
2 tablespoon chopped chives
2 tablespoon Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Add more buttermilk for desired consistency.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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(home grown Italian Parsley)