Amy over at Homestead Revival has started another great recipe exchange: Homemade Salad Dressings. What perfect timing for me. We’ve increased our salad eating to about 4 or 5 side salads with dinner each week. They’re just small salads, but we still like a little dressing on them, and I’d like to make sure those dressings are healthy, yummy, and cost effective. Be sure to check out Homestead Revival and this very interesting recipe exchange. I can’t wait to see everyone’s recipes!
My daughter and I like creamy ranch-type dressings. I’ve made a nice ranch dressing for us before, but buttermilk is too expensive to be a staple around here. However, we just embarked on the great adventure of making yogurt, which, by the way, is so easy, and the yogurt is awesome. Last night we changed the ranch dressing recipe a bit and added our own touches, including substituting plain yogurt for the buttermilk. Now that was a very nice creamy dressing!
Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad Dressing
¾ cup plain yogurt
½ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon dried dill weed
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup cucumber, peeled and finely diced
In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the diced cucumber.
Stir in cucumber.
Chill for 30 minutes and serve.
This should store in the refrigerator, covered, for about a week.
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