Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with Bibb Lettuce

Total Time:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
1 hr

Yield:
3 cups dressing
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, lightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 11/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style yogurt, such as Fage Total
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken
  • Salad greens for 6
  • 3 small Bibb lettuces, cut in half through the core
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.

Place the scallions, basil, lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Puree for 15 to 20 seconds to make a smooth mixture. Add the mayonnaise, yogurt, and buttermilk and blend until smooth. Transfer the dressing to a container, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour for the flavors to develop.

Arrange the lettuce, tomatoes, and onion artfully on salad plates and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve.

Cook's Note: Ina substituted Boston lettuce for Bibb lettuce when taping this episode.


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