HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS
2. Red Raspberry Vinaigrette
Ranch dressing has only few ingredients (above).
Chopped chives look nice when added to the basic recipe.
Ranch dressing on mixed greens. One tablespoon is enough for a regular salad if you leave enough room in your bowl to stir well.
I concocted this dressing quickly one day when I wanted something for butter lettuce, which doesn't seem to taste very good with my usual oil and vinegar dressing. It turned out so well it has become our standard dressing.
It can be made very quickly- it doesn't involve any chopping, you just need to combine ingredients. I don't even need to measure. But here are some amounts that you can start with, until you realize you don't need to measure anymore either:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 heaping tablespoons dill relish, non-sweetened
fresh ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. The above amounts just fit in a pint canning jar after they've been mixed. Store dressing in the refrigerator.
One tablespoon of dressing is enough for a regular sized salad, if you keep mixing the lettuce until the dressing spreads and coats all the greens. Make sure your salad bowl is large enough to allow for mixing.
Explanation of Ingredients: