I usually steer clear of non-vinaigrette dressings for my salads, but one look at Seven Spoon’s Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing on Food52 had me heading for the fridge right away. I had this grand idea of a mojito ranch dressing by using mint and lime instead of basil and lemon, but it tasted nothing like the drink, so…nevermind. The mint is unusual, but it’s refreshing and fits the summer. (I was also thinking about the The Spotted Pig’s mint vinaigrette while I was making it.) A couple of teaspoons of avocado blossom honey (richer than other types of honey!) was mixed in to sweeten the batch. And voilà! Though I’ve had it with an all veggie salad, I think it tasted best with some left over grilled chicken.
Tara Brady’s recipe for Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing here.