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My son won't eat raw veggies without ranch dressing on them.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: Does anyone have a good NT friendly recipe for ranch type dressing? I don't even realy know what is in the stuff!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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The important flavors in ranch for my palate are buttermilk, onion, black pepper, and garlic. Sour cream, parmesan, and dill may also come into play, depending on your flavor preference. Some ranch dressings are sweet, some are not.
 

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I have a rather...interesting ranch recipe. I loved it when I made it, but DH didn't care for it at all. Here it is, FWIW.<br><br>
1 cup mayonnaise<br>
1 cup coconut milk<br>
1 tsp dried dill or 3 tbl fresh dill<br>
1/2 tsp garlic powder<br>
pepper to taste<br><br>
just mix it all together and let it thicken in the fridge
 

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Here's a link for ranch mix. I got tired of buying packets all the time! Plus they're pricey. You don't have to include the saltines...they just help to thicken it a bit. Not sure how you could make it NT...with the kefir maybe?<br><br><a href="http://southernfood.about.com/od/copycatrecipes/r/blcc56.htm" target="_blank">http://southernfood.about.com/od/cop...s/r/blcc56.htm</a><br><br>
I try to make my own mayo...and use any combination of the following: mayo, sour cream, kefir/kefir cheese, milk, buttermilk. Just put a few spoonfuls in a bowl, sprinkle mix on top, add milk or buttermilk a bit at a time, adjust thickness/taste. It's really easy! My dH loves this stuff...he's picky about his dressings too.<br><br>
Also, where it says "garlic salt and onion salt..." I just look up the equivalents and use salt and accompanying powder, so I don't have to buy so many components.<br><br><a href="http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/blequivg.htm" target="_blank">http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/blequivg.htm</a><br><br>
Hope that helps!
 

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I have a fabulous ranch dressing recipe!! It's a recipe for a dry spice/salt mixture that you can keep on hand in a spice jar. Then you mix 1 tbsp dry mixture into 1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt if you prefer) and it's excellent!!! Will have to come back and type out the recipe later.
 

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Here's my recipe from my website-<br><br><a href="http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/03/cottage-cheese-ranch-dip.html" target="_blank">http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/0...ranch-dip.html</a><br><br>
Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip<br><br>
1 cup cottage cheese<br>
1-2 tbs buttermilk<br>
1 tbs lemon juice<br>
1 tbs minced chives or green onion tops<br>
2 tsp parsley flakes<br>
1/2 tsp onion powder<br>
1/2 tsp garlic powder<br><br>
Blend in a blender until smooth. Chill at least an hour before serving. Makes 1-1/4 cups.<br><br><br><br>
And another one from my website-<br><br><a href="http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/02/salad-dressings.html" target="_blank">http://cookingnt.blogspot.com/2006/0...dressings.html</a><br><br>
Ranch Salad Dressing<br>
3/4 cup mayonnaise<br>
1/2 cup buttermilk<br>
2 tablespoons dried parsley<br>
1/2 teaspoon minced dried onion<br>
1 clove garlic -- minced<br>
1/4 teaspoon salt<br>
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper<br>
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese<br><br>
Mix all ingredients except buttermilk in a small bowl. While stirring, slowly blend in buttermilk. Chill at least 2 hours before using. Makes 1.25 cups.
 

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Thanks everyone that should get me started!
 

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I haven't had KerryAnn's version, but I have had dips made with cottage cheese... they're WONDERFUL and full of protein! I had forgotten how much I used to love it.
 
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