Last fall, I was on a kick for making my own homemade condiments. Each recipe I tried was successful. Then, when our move to Mississippi was confirmed, I stopped my new-found love of do-it-yourself concoctions because I knew they would all be wasted as they wouldn’t survive a 3-day journey across the country.
Now that we’re semi-settled in, I am enthusiastically diving back into the DIY journey. This week, I will supply you with the three condiments recipes I made before the move, starting with my favorite of the three, this ranch dressing. When I made my first batch last September, I doubled the recipe and still used it all up before it went bad. I made Chicken Ranch Pizza, used it as a dip for my Oven “Fried” Pickles, and pretty much slathered it onto every other food that entered my mouth. When ranch dressing is available, it’s quite possible I abuse it. Meaning, it goes on everything. Now that I can have it homemade, without preservatives, I feel much better about this habit. 😉 And, having it homemade is a measly 5 minutes away.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 small bunch of chives
- 1 small handful of parsley leaves
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper (white pepper, preferred)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk
Dump all ingredients into the blender using 1/4 cup of buttermilk. Mix for 10 seconds. Blend in more buttermilk to achieve desired consistency. Store in an airtight container for 1 week.
Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride