Summer is the perfect time to get more veggies into your diet. Most everything is in season, and they are at their peak of freshness.
If you're going on a picnic, taking a trip into the city, or just relaxing around the house, have some washed and cut veggies ready to go along with a tasty homemade dip.
Hidden Valley Ranch (yes, it's actually a real working ranch), made famous 'Ranch' dip and dressing with their original buttermilk secret recipe over 50 years ago. I may not have duplicated it exactly, but its still pretty darn good!
|Rockin' Ranch Dip & Dressing|
- In a bowl, whisk the mayo and the buttermilk together until smooth.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with pepper and additional salt to taste.
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend.
- *For salad dressing, replace sour cream with buttermilk (or milk alternative)
-To Make Buttermilk: put ¾ Tbsp vinegar into measuring cup and add whole milk (or milk alternative) to bring to ¾ cup - let stand 5 minutes.
-For dairy-free version, replace sour cream with silken tofu (blended until smooth in a blender)