I remember a day when I thought Hidden Valley Ranch dressing tasted good. Then, I was introduced to fresh, homemade ranch dressing and I was immediately hooked. I experimented and came up with a recipe that suits my taste buds and I hope you all enjoy it as well. It’s delicious on salads, for a veggie dip, with French fries and even on sandwiches. Plus, if you make it with kefir and homemade mayo, it’s a probiotic dressing! Can’t feel guilty about eating that!
Better Than Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise (preferably homemade)
1 cup plain homemade kefir (or buttermilk)
1 tbsp. minced chives
1 teaspoon dried chopped onions
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspooon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper (I use white pepper) to taste
Mix all of the ingredients together by hand or in a food processor. It can be eaten right away, but it tastes better when it has had time for the flavors to blend together. This will keep in the fridge for about a week — if it lasts that long! Also, feel free to play with the measurements on the spices. If you like it a little more dilly or oniony, add more!
This recipe is part of Real Food Wednesdays!