First Honey Mustard and now this? I'm on a salad dressing & dip kick, so please, bear with me. If you make my salad dressings you will be disappointed with store bought dressings. There's such a difference! I know they're good because I can eat 'em from a spoon. Or maybe it's because I'm just crazy? Don't answer that. This is Lavender's favorite salad dressing! She's seven, so she knows what's up. She raves about it and tells me it's the best thing that I make. What Mamita isn't proud when she sees her kids enjoying salad?
I call it "The Ranch Hand" to make it feel kinda rugged and manly. 'Cause, besides Lavender, I know there are some dudes out there that ONLY take Ranch on their salads. It's Hidden Valley without the garbage & no mayo, hooray!
Put warm, crispy bacon and a generous dose of "The Ranch Hand" on your man's salad. He'll Yee-Haw for sure!! This is the perfect ranch dip for veggies!
The Ranch Hand-
Makes 2 Cups
- 1/2 raw garlic clove (you can blame me for your bad breath)
- 1 & 1/2 C sour cream (not lowfat, live a little)
- buttermilk 1/4 C.
- 2 T fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 pinches of cheyenne pepper
- 2 pinches of ground mustard powder
- 2 T fresh chives, finely minced
Run the garlic through your food processor, until minced. Add sour cream, buttermilk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, cheyenne pepper and mustard powder. Run food processor to combine. Add minced chives, pulse 4 times.
Before serving, refrigerate to thicken and allow the flavors to develop.
Keeps in the fridge for 10 days
Are these mini milk bottles the cutest things ever? Find them here. The caps don't fit very tightly, but I think that they're adorable.