Sunday, April 3, 2011

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch and Confetti Salad

I love ranch dressing. And I love salads with random chopped veggies in them. And there really is nothing better than when all the elements are homemade. This kind of meal is perfect for hot, humid days.. like today was here in KS.

If you've never had homemade ranch salad dressing I highly encourage you to try this. I got the recipe from the original Tightwad Gazette book. It's nummy-licious. I made the salad up. :D

Confetti Salad

1/2 half medium head cabbage, roughly chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 medium cucumber, seeded and diced
2 carrots, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
A handful of shredded cheddar cheese
Sliced mushrooms, optional


Homemade Buttermilk Ranch

1 cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp finely chopped green onions, tops only
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 tsp minced parsley
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1/2 to 1 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Either whisk ingredients in a bowl or combine in a small food processor. Refrigerate in an air tight container. Makes 2 cups.

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