1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and pureed
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion tops
2 teaspoons minced parsley
2 teaspoons celery seed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1/2 to 1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Place in container with lid and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before using.
Puréed cucumber imparts its refreshing flavor to this great-tasting homemade ranch dressing.
Makes 2 2/3 cups.
Tip: For a quick and easy recipe: Add 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and pureed, and 1 teaspoon celery seed to 1 cup of commercially prepared ranch dressing.