There was a time when I thought salad dressing had to come in a bottle from the grocery store. And was really expensive and had a long list of ingredients that I couldn't pronounce. Eventually the cheap-skate in me surfaced and I started looking up and trying homemade dressing recipes. I was really surprised at how easy they are to make for a fraction of the cost of store-bought. They taste much better and have fresh, real ingredients instead of chemicals.
We love this fresh-tasting Herb & Buttermilk dressing, which has definite Ranch flavor.
Herb & Buttermilk Dressing
1 cup buttermilk*
3 tblsp sour cream
2 tblsp mayonnaise
1 tblsp dried herbs or 2 tblsp fresh herbs (such as tarragon, parsley, dill, chives or a combination)
1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp dry mustard
season to taste with salt and black pepper
Whisk ingredients together in a medium bowl. Transfer leftovers to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
* To make a buttermilk substitute: Mix 1 cup milk with 1 tblsp lemon juice or white vinegar. Let sit at room temperature for at least 3 hours to thicken.
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