Thursday, March 20, 2014

Herb & Buttermilk Dressing

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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