Friday, August 5, 2011
CSA Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
As an 21st Century Urban Pioneer Woman, I may not be able to grow my own vegetables, but I sure do process a lot of vegetables - from our CSA box!
Moving to Dayton for us meant having access to a local organic CSA box that's affordable and reasonably sized to our two-person household, something that remarkably wasn't available in our area of Atlanta as far as I could discern (although we were blessed with farmers markets aplenty). After waiting years for access to a CSA, our first week's box was met with much joy!
So, what did we fix first? A salad, of course, celebrating the beauty of crisp, homegrown lettuce and flawless summer tomatoes... With buttermilk ranch dressing. Perfect for our own little inner-city ranch.
Summer's CSA Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup reduced fat mayo (I used Trader Joe's low-fat vegan mayo, which we love)
2 T white balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 T minced fresh chives
1 T minced fresh basil
2 tsp minced fresh dill
~ In a large bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except for the herbs, then gently stir in the herbs. Serve over a crisp salad!