Enter the current issue of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food and their creamy salad dressing base with variations.
Made of stuff I already had sitting in the fridge and the spice rack, this easily tops anything from our friendly local food conglomerate – especially once I’ve added a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to make it all my own.
•1 cup buttermilk
•1/2 cup sour cream
•1/4 cup mayonnaise
•Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
•1/3 cup ketchup
•3 tbsp sweet pickle relish – I’m using up a nice, tangy batch from the Madison Farmers’ Market
•1 tbsp dried onion – I have some really nice sliced, dehydrated onions from Morton & Bassett Spices, but you could use everyday dried minced onion
•1/4 tsp cayenne
•1/2 tsp dried chives
•1 tsp dried parsley
Transfer to a covered jar and stash in the fridge overnight (best) to let the onion and spices blend together.
For a real (if slightly offbeat) treat – top your salad of choice with a bit of this tasty, tasty dressing and an equal amount of blue cheese dressing.
Weird sounding, I know, but MY! is it tasty!