Homemade Ranch Dressing with a Twist

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

I love dressings, but the stuff that comes in the bottles is just chock full of ingredients with names that I can't even pronounce. Anyway, this recipe is free of all those nasty preservatives, and taste good to boot. Plus, when you make your own dressings, you can add all the bits and bobs you want. At one restaurant I worked at, this was the most requested dressing. So, you ready, let's make some dressing.

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prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • SPICE INGREDIENTS
  •   1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  •   1 1/2 tsp
    sea salt, ground
  •   2 tsp
    fresh parsley, minced
  •   1 Tbsp
    dried minced onions
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
  •   1 c
    buttermilk
  •   1 c
    mayonnaise
  •   1/2 medium
    ripe avocado
  •   2 Tbsp
    peeled cucumber, seedless variety
  •   1 clove
    garlic, minced

How To Make

  • 1
    Combine all the spice ingredients into the bowl of a food-processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  • 2
    Give it a few one-second pulses to mix the ingredients.
  • 3
    Add the "Additional Ingredients" to the bowl, and mix until throughly blended, and creamy.
  • 4
    Cover and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 24 hours before using.
  • 5
    Chef's Tip: The resting period gives the dry and wet ingredients a chance to get to know each other.
  • 6
    Chef's Note: If you want to make a good ranch dip, then replace the buttermilk and mayo with 2 cups of sour cream and allow to rest in the fridge for 24 hours before use.
  • 7
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.