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Does taste like ranch, a much better homemade taste than the storebought. I used low fat buttermilk and added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, since we like our dressings on the tangy side. Thought it was plenty thick for a homemade ranch and it coated the romaine well.
This has a really excellent ranch flavor that perfectly dresses tossed salads. I would just like it a touch thicker and with a little zip, so next time I might cut the buttermilk back to half cup and add a teaspoon of vinegar. Otherwise, most excellent! Thanks for sharing. ~Sue
An absolutely terrific light dressing. not sure why mine seemed salty, but perhaps the mayo was the cause. (i despise both mayo and buttermilk "raw" and won't even taste either to see, even though i love using both in recipe's) Easy and delicious.
I was raised in the States and I have long enjoyed ranch dressing. I live in the UK now and ranch is nearly impossible to find here and when you do it is going to be the full fat kind which tastes great but I can't have because I have to keep to a low fat diet. So, I was happy to try this recipe and even more happy with the results. I liked that the dry mix was a separate step because that allows me to store a bit of that and then control the serving amount I want of the wet ingredients. So, If I wanted to do a smaller batch it would be easy to measure out for calorie counting. I had this on a green salad for my lunch today and have saved the rest in the fridge to have during the week. I am sure I will be making this again. Made for PAC Fall 2008.
Wonderful dressing . . . didn't have fat free mayo so mine wasn't exactly light. The other change made was I added fresh cilantro instead of parsley, which made a wonderful cilantro ranch dressing! This is definetly going to the boat with me! Thanks Lainey for another great recipe!
Lainey~this is outstanding. I made it for Saturday Lunch on the Farm, and it is getting devoured as I sit here. Easy to put together and totally great to eat, even with a chip. I love the addition of the dried onion flakes, and also the celery seed. This made it outstanding and great! I did add some fresh garlic and threw it in the food processor, along with the mayonnaise and buttermilk. I plan on making these little packets for the Holidays as well. Wonderful, wonderful! Thanks for posting this, Lainey!