For us running to the store and picking up certain items like Hidden Valley Ranch packets is not possible unless we plan on boarding a plane to the U.S. I used to hate making things from scratch but the more I do out of necessity the more I realize how much I enjoy it. Some weird sense of accomplishment. It is also more tasty and not to mention healthier with out all those preservatives added. So whether your in a bind like me and can't run out to the store or your just in the mood to try something new here is an easy recipe.
I also learned in making this recipe that you can substitute sour cream for buttermilk. A lot of ranch recipes called for buttermilk which once again we can't get in this country so after researching you can substitute for this recipe.
Easy Ranch Dressing Recipe
lowfat recipe or use regular ingredients for a full fat dressing :)
1/2 cp plain lowfat yogurt or regular
1/3 cp sour cream
3 tblspns of lowfat mayo or regular
1/2 tb white vinegar
1/2tb Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl combine all ingredients and chill before serving.
I can't wait to try this recipe below. Picture and chipotle ranch recipe are from pinchmysalt.com.
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
1 chipotle chile from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender; cover then blend until smooth. Use immediately or refrigerate in a covered container. Dressing may be kept, refrigerated, for up to one week.