Sunday, September 25, 2005

Creamy Bacon Ranch Dressing

I'm done with store-bought dressings. The ones I make are better, and don't have anything weird in them. Like propylene glycol alginate, and acesulfame potassium. And phosphoric acid. Swear to god, that's on the list of ingredients for Kraft salad dressing, right before 'natural flavoring'.

So anyway, here's my creamy bacon ranch dressing, which doesn't actually contain bacon.

Blend together:
1/2c low/non fat yogurt
1/4 med onion
1 or 2 cloves garlic
a handful of fresh parsley
2 Tblsp red wine vinegar
heaping spoonful of fresh ground pepper
sprinkle sea salt, to taste
teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons sundried tomatoes in oil, minus the oil

After blending, check the consistency. It should pour. If it doesn't, add some milk (full fat, half & half, nonfat, whaaaaaaaatevah) until it's nice and creamy and pours. Personally, I prefer it thinner than thicker, but y'know, to each his own here.

Ok, if you really wanna, you can add in some bacon. To be honest, it doesn't really change the taste--the sundried tomatoes, vinegar, and sugar kind of already give it this bbq ranch western kinda flavor.

You can also add blue cheese and omit the sundried tomatoes.

Make up your own

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