Egg Free Ranch Dressing

Note: This recipe has dairy, but no eggs. It actually comes out BETTER than Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, though.

Ingredients:

1/4 c Just Mayo
1/4 c yogurt (not the whey, just the solid part)
fresh ground black pepper
salt to taste
2.5 tsp Hidden Valley Ranch mix
1 tbsp whipping cream
1 tsp cholula
1/4-1/2 tsp Ploughman’s mustard

Directions:

Mix well and enjoy!

Tastes great with salad, as a pizza dip, or a vegetable dip.

NOTE: You can add fresh chopped dill, fresh chopped spinach, and the giardiniera mix from Potbelly’s sandwich shop for a phenomenal dip. It IS a bit spicy, though, so watch it with the Potbelly mix if you can’t tolerate spicy food.

Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

This is an imitation of those Hidden Valley Ranch packets they sell everywhere. It actually tastes better though 🙂

Ingredients:

1/4 cup dry buttermilk powder (they sell this at Walmart)
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried chives
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried celery flakes
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed

Directions:

Mix everything together.

To use mix, you can make it the following ways:

  • Mix yogurt and milk, add a spoonful of mix
  • Mix mayo and sour cream, add a spoonful of mix

Thousand Island Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

1 egg yolk
1 c corn or soybean oil
1/2 c Vlasic sweet relish
2 tbsp Cholula hot sauce
2 tbsp RealLemon lemon juice
2 tbsp Ploughman’s mustard
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp ketchup (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. In glass bowl, whisk one yolk by hand until frothy.

2. Add 2 tbsp oil. Whisk. (Repeat this step until 1/2 c oil is incorporated).
[When you finish step 2, you have mayonnaise]

3. Add relish, hot sauce, lemon juice, sugar and mustard.

4. Add 2 tbsp oil. Whisk. (Repeat until the other 1/2 c is incorporated).

ENJOY!

Reference: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/mayonnaise-recipe.html