Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer Deliciousness

What is better in the summer than a garden-fresh tomato?
And what does better with that garden-fresh tomato than some creamy homemade ranch dressing?

Not much.

This recipe and photo is blatantly pulled from The Pioneer Woman, who pretty much inspires most of my kitchen activity. PDF here.

Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Ranch Dressing

1 to 2 cloves garlic
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (use less table salt)
1 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s or Best Foods preferred)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk, to taste
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, more if desired

Optional ingredients:
white vinegar
worcestershire sauce
cayenne pepper
fresh oregano
black pepper

Directions: With a fork, make a paste with garlic and salt. Mix all other ingredients, adding optional ingredients as you wish, tasting frequently and adjusting seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thin with milk or buttermilk if desired.


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