I ran across the Pioneer Woman's ranch dressing recipe and knew I had to try it. We don't buy Ranch anymore. Seriously. Every week or 2, I make a batch and even our children love it! Its always a bonus to be able to find a way to use all these herbs I have growing in pots on our back porch as well!
I only add about 1 teaspoon of finely chopped parsley.
The I throw in 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped dill.
The 1 tablespoon of chopped chives.
Finely mince 1 clove of garlic.
ONLY 1 CLOVE!
Just believe me. :)
Take a little course kosher salt and sprinkle osme on the garlic.
I ended up using about 1/3 of the amount in the photo above.
Take a fork and work the salt into the garlic.
You want it to be broken down and sort of a paste like consistency.
Next, add 1 cup of mayo and 1/2 cup of sour cream.
These are 2 of my favorite things in the world!
The final ingredient I add is milk.
I have used buttermilk before and it is wonderful, but I NEVER have a reason to buy it and you don't use enough for me to justify it.
So I just add plain ole' skim milk.
It doesn't add extra flavor, but turns the thick mixture into a liquid.
Ok, all that to say, milk works totally fine.
You can add as little or as much milk as you want.
I add a little milk almost everytime I use it because it seems to thicken up after only a few hours in the fridge.
Homemade Ranch and Homemade Salsa are staples in our fridge.