Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AMISH FRESH HERB RANCH DRESSING RECIPE

AMISH FRESH HERB RANCH DRESSING

This is a wonderful dressing for salads. But, an Amish friend of mine showed me another use for it. Mix the dressing into some hot, green beans. Makes the green beans much more palatable. Actually, it is quite delicious.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk, well-shaken
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Dash of white vinegar
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tsp Cayenne powder

DIRECTIONS
With the back of a fork, mash the minced garlic with a sprinkling of sea salt until it forms a paste.
Combine all ingredients and whisk well.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving to let the flavors mix.
Consistency is a highly personal thing, as is garlic content. You can easily thicken or thin your dressing by using less or more buttermilk. Start with 1/4 cup if you prefer a thicker dressing. Add up to 3 cloves garlic, if you are a garlic fan.