RobLewis REVIEW: Tried marvingray's smaller version. Too bland for my taste: I double the spices. I have fresh parsley in my garden, so of course I use that. It comes out rather thick so I thin a bit with buttermilk. Careful with the saltâ€”it's easy to add too much.
Oct 11, 2011
marvingray Member since: October 11, 2011 REVIEW: This recipe is easy, tastes great, and is much better for you than that bottled stuff. But try this cut down version, the original makes way too much:
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon dry parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt to taste
Sep 18, 2010
JJaeger Member since: September 18, 2010 REVIEW: This dressing is so good, it's the only one my husband wants. We had to make a special trip to the store to get everything needed. We love it! We did not add the MSG.
Aug 7, 2008
Mickeyzee COMMENT: Tastes great, BUT THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH SALT! I was making this for a party and had to make another batch without salt to cover up the flavor. I suggest leaving the recipe the same, EXCEPT omit the table salt and MSG (bad for you) and change the onion salt to 2 tsp. (not Tbsp.) for the 2 quart recipe. (Buttermilk and sometimes mayo already have salt in them). After doing this you will have a great tasting dressing/dip that will last for weeks.
Mar 18, 2008
needs salad COMMENT: Hidden Valley seems to have changed something in the powder mix as the dressing turns very thin after a day or two. I will be very happy if this one works.
Feb 6, 2008
calla68 REVIEW: This dressing rocks! I used fat free mayo and fat free buttermilk and made it in the food processor. It tastes just like Hidden Valley ranch!
Dec 8, 2007
curtchew REVIEW: i substituted w/ fat free sour cream. i made 50/50 mixture w/ reg. and red. fat mayo. wow!
Oct 1, 2007
Sundance REVIEW: Love This!! It is better than the original. I did not add MSG either, it doens't need it. I also cut the recipe in half. My kids love it with carrots.
Feb 23, 2007
robertandlaurel Member since: February 1, 2007 REVIEW: Made this recipe using Miracle Whip. The tast is great possibly even superior to the product it is imitating.