One of the things I have discovered being celiac is I prefer making almost everything I eat from scratch. This way I know exactly what is in the food I eat. And one of things I am most enjoying from scratch is salad dressing. I hate to say it, but pre-diagnosis all salad dressings I used were store bought. The difference in taste between homemade and store bought is actually beyond words. The fresh flavors just pop in my mouth.
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is now one of my favorites. I literally make a new batch every week. The recipe for this dressing is thanks to my fav gluten free girl. I cannot believe I am now just discovering this wonderful salad dressing.
[print_this]Recipe: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayo (I use the olive oil mayo)
1 cup full fat yogurt (I use plain greek yogurt)
1 tsp dried dill and oregano
1 tsp garlic puree
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt and pepper
Mix everything together. I use a canning jar for the mixing and storing-thus eliminating washing another bowl. I put all the ingredients in, close the lid, and SHAKE!!
With fresh summer herbs here now, I add whatever herbs I have on hand, such as basil, cilantro, or parsley. Do not be afraid to chop a lot in-the flavor is worth it!
This is one of the salads I love to make. I cut up chicken breasts into slices, coat them with spices, fry them up and top them on a veggie salad. Then add the buttermilk dressing. Yum![/print_this]