In case you're wondering what I'm going to do with the rest of the buttermilk, I plan on making some buttermilk biscuits and buttermilk pancakes until this 1/2 gallon is gone! If they turn out as well as this did, I'll share them with you!
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 cup real mayo (I hate real mayo, but the hubby likes it, so I keep it around. I couldn't tell it was real mayo in this recipe!)
1/2 cup sour cream (another ingredient I'm not a fan of, but again I couldn't even tell it was in there with all the fresh herbs!)
1/3 cup buttermilk (at the end you can add more if you want it to be less thick)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 TBSP chopped fresh chives
2 TBSP chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
dash of hot sauce (optional. I am a weakling and don't like things spicy so I omitted this)
Sprinkle the salt over the chopped garlic like so
and mash it with a fork until a paste forms
Add the paste and the remaining ingredients to a bowl
and mix together
Pour over your favorite salad
This also makes a great veggie dip and would probably be great on a baked potato! What's your favorite thing to eat with ranch dressing?
After letting this marinade over night, I would change 2 things, less dill and less cayenne. It's a bit too spicy for me (although the hubby loves it) and the dill flavor is just a bit more than I like!