Yes, this is the inside of our refrigerator. This isn’t a post about boxed wine, but we might as well have that discussion right up front. Yes, that is boxed wine in my refrigerator. Yes, I drink it, and it’s only $14.99 for five liters and that is pretty good for Hawaii prices. If you think you are too special to drink boxed wine, read this, and maybe give it a try sometime.
Now that I have that out of the way, I would like to redirect your attention to the homemade salad dressing. You will note that I have a poured the dressing into a very cute Mason jar, which is what you do when you belong to Pinterest. Everything on the Pinterest site is in Mason jars, covered in ivy, or on a stick and billed as a “pop.” To be honest, I used a Mason jar because I broke my plastic salad dressing shaker, and if I use my large Pyrex measuring cup to hold the dressing, then I don’t have a way to measure liquids. This is also a clue as to how often I make homemade marinara sauce (rarely). I have to find uses for all of these dang jars.
Now we get to the meat of this post. If you are buying buttermilk (ranch) salad dressing, I think you’re so much better off making your own. It’s absolutely delicious and very easy to make. If you don’t thicken it, it’s also a perfect dip for vegetables.
Cruel Ironing’s Fresh Buttermilk Salad Dressing
½ cup sour cream (I use “light”)
½ cup mayonnaise (again, I use the light”)
1 ¼ cups buttermilk (sorry to be repetitive, but again, “light”)
1 green onion, diced
¼ cup parsley, diced
¾ tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon pepper (optional)
Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and buttermilk in large bowl. Add the onion, parsley, garlic salt and pepper (optional). Whisk until smooth. If you like a thinner dressing, add more buttermilk.