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ranchy-blue dressing with a secret

Recipe by
Linda Mericle
Dadeville, AL

I don't remember where I found this, but I have tweaked it and have been making it now for a few years. It is so delicious, you could eat it with a spoon. You shouldn't, but you might be tempted. There are a few variations you can use. Want it without blue cheese? Ok! Want to add a pinch of paprika? Sure! Leave out the nuts? No problem. Enjoy!

prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For ranchy-blue dressing with a secret

  • 1 c
  • 1 clove
    garlic, pressed or diced
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk, sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 2
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    dill weed (i use pampered chef dill mix)
  • 1/4 c
    smoked almonds finely chopped or lightly ground(the secret ingredient-shhh)
  • pepper, a few twists
  • 1/3 c
    blue cheese-use more or less to your taste

How To Make ranchy-blue dressing with a secret

  • 1
    Whisk everything together in a bowl and store in a canning jar. Make about an hour before planning to use it so it can chill. If you don't have smokehouse almonds, it is still good. Same with blue cheese. Use it if you have it, but it is wonderful just as a ranch dressing.