Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Taken from relish magazine. This Ranch is made a little bit lighter with the help of reduced fat ingredients.
- 1⁄2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk
- 1⁄2 cup light sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup light mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- fresh coarse ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
I have to admit I did add a few extra herbs and spices to suit my own taste. Parsley, Chives, minced fresh garlic. But, with that said I have looked at many Ranch Dressing recipes and this base is by far the best I have seen. Thick, creamy and you can customize it to suit your tastes. It's fabulous!!
Home made dressings are so much more flavorful and healthy than store-bought. We really liked the tangy flavor from the lime and sour cream. I added more herbs such as dill, extra garlic and I also added cayenne pepper to give it a little zip. I also increased the mayo just a bit. Made for Fall PAC, 2012.
This is the best ranch recipe i've made. The inclusion of fresh lime and garlic brings a wonderful tang. Also, i see a lot of recipes with a 1-1 mix of mayo/buttermilk but the sour cream is a must!