A very rich, creamy buttermilk ranch dressing recipe that may be used as a salad dressing, for dipping, or as an ingredient for other recipes.
Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 Tablespoon dill weed
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup canola or extra virgin olive oil
pinch of ground black or white pepper, to taste
pinch of salt, to taste
1 teaspoon lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
Blend or whisk together well.
Taste test the dressing. If you prefer more tangy-ness add lemon juice or additional apple cider vinegar or for more sweetness add sugar. Any seasonings may also be adjusted to taste.
If too thick, whisk in low or non-fat milk or water a little at a time until reaches desired consistency.
If too thin, whisk in additional sour cream; or, whisk in heavy cream; or, may blend with cream cheese that has first been softened to room temperature. Add a little at a time blending or whisking after each addition until reaching the desired consistency.
Will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container or jar for 4 to 5 days. Shake or stir well prior to using.
Yield: approximately 1 cup