I wish I had a quarter for every time someone commented on how good this dressing was or asked for the recipe! We have made this recipe for years but recently Lydia (my 11 year old sister) did a little experimenting and added a couple dashes of cayenne pepper. It adds a nice pop for anyone who enjoys a bit of spice.
Yield about 1 cup of dressing.
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (see our easy mayonnaise recipe here)
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon Parsley Flakes (dry)
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
generous dashes of Black Pepper and Paprika
a couple dashes of Cayenne (optional)
Gradually add the buttermilk to the mayonnaise stirring until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Store in a refrigerator. Serve. Yes, it really is that simple! 🙂
Ranch Dip: You can thicken this recipe to make a dip by adding more mayonnaise (or sour cream) until reaching the desired consistency/flavor.
Something that our family has started doing is eating our salad with both homemade Ranch and Italian dressings. Try it and see! Maybe we should start a “Ranchalian” movement?!