I didn't have any idea what really was in ranch dressing, never mind that one could actually make it- quickly, deliciously, and more healthfully! We are slowly realizing that there is really no need to buy your salad dressing. My eldest sister has been telling me this for years, but I always thought she was terribly foodie and fancy for insisting it was easy. Although she is very foodie, she's right! This makes a lot of ranch, so you need to eat salad nightly for a couple weeks or use it as a condiment- pizza anyone?
¾ cup light mayonnaise
¾ cup light sour cream
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
¼-1 cup fat free buttermilk (I use the 3/4 cup)
1 small bunch chives (or 1 tablespoon dried chives)
Small handful parsley
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ tsp. kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or with a whisk, starting with ¼ cup of the buttermilk and blend for about 10 seconds. Check the consistency and taste and blend in additional buttermilk as desired- this can go from thick dip to salad dressing. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.