WHAT IS SOUTHERN-STYLE RANCH DRESSING?
Southern-style ranch dressing is taking the traditional recipe which uses a dairy base like buttermilk or sour cream (the sour part is important here), and adding some “south of the border” ingredients. While that means Mexico, the reality is that New Mexican and Texan tastes are behind this recipe.
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING SOUTHERN-STYLE RANCH DRESSING
- Dip It, Dress It, Dollop It
This multipurpose dressing is doubly creamy from avocados and sour cream while chipotle powder adds a subtle smoky taste with the zing of hot pepper. Instead of lime we use our Chef’s Mandala Lime Vinegar which has a balanced tang without any harsh after bite.
- Sour Cream or Crema
In this recipe we’ve used sour cream but you can use Mexican crema as well. Crema is a slightly more tangy than sour cream–but our Lime Vinegar adds that special zing. If lime isn’t to your liking, look to some other citrus fruits like lemon, kalamansi or even a blood orange.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH SOUTHERN-STYLE RANCH DRESSING?
The beauty of ranch dressing is that it isn’t just for salads. You can use it as a base for a nice cole slaw, a condiment on a burger or hotdog, or even mixed into a nice dish of scrambled eggs! If you have some corn on the grill, don’t be afraid to drizzle some of our southern-style ranch dressing on right before serving for a tasty kick. (written by Chef Stef)