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#Tomatolove: Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing

Sundried Tomato Ranch Salad Dressing

After making Melissa’s Sundried Tomato Vinaigrette, I still had a few sundried tomatoes left and I thought perhaps I should try throwing them in some ranch dressing too? Yep, it works. Tastes mighty fine. The sundried tomatoes do make it thicker, so if you want a drizzle for your salad, you’ll need to thin it out a bit.

Sundried Tomato Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing (or Dip)

  • 1/3 c. light mayonnaise
  • 2/3 to 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1/4 c. nonfat greek yogurt
  • 3 heaping tablespoons chopped sundried tomatoes
  • 2-3 big fresh cloves of garlic
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Several fresh parsley leaves or ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • A few fresh dill twigs or ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • A sprig of fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 green onions (tops only)

Whir all the ingredients in a handy chopper or food processor until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add more buttermilk as needed to get the dressing to the desired consistency. Mine was pretty thick, but I was using it for a pasta salad so that was just perfect.

Use for pasta or potato salad, on green salads or as a dip with vegies. Store in a covered container in the fridge.

Sundried Tomato Ranch Dressing (or Dip)

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This recipe was also shared at Summer Salad SundayScrumptious Sundays, Weekend PotluckManic MondayTip Junkie, Cast Party Wednesday and EveryDay Mom’s Meals

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27 responses

  1. Linda

    Sundried Tomato Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing recipe….are those sun dried tomatoes packed in oil or not? Thank thanks !

    July 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    • Ann

      Nope, no oil, just plain dried sundried tomatoes, chopped into little bits.

      July 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

  2. healthyyou72

    What a great use for your extra sundried tomatoes! AND it sounds delicious:-) Love your addition of the Greek yogurt:-) Hugs, Terra

    July 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Ann

      Thanks so much Terra!

      July 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

  3. Fantastic dressing, Ann! with all those herbs and spices must taste delicious (no more boring salads! ;-)

    Happy #tomatolove

    July 8, 2012 at 9:21 am

    • Ann

      who wants boring salads? Thank you so much :)

      July 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

  4. I LOVE sundried tomatoes!! Sounds yummy!

    July 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

  5. I think I’ll just bathe in this :) thank you dear Ann! xoxoxo

    July 8, 2012 at 9:59 am

    • Ann

      LOL I bet it would be great for your skin!

      July 8, 2012 at 10:04 am

  6. Looks fabulous!!! I LOVE sun-dried tomatoes!

    July 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

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  8. sunflowersupperclub

    Ann ~ I am in LOVE with this dressing. I made it immediately and we had it for lunch today (on a salad, of course!) Delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck. Have a terrific week!

    July 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    • Ann

      I’m SO excited you tried it! Thank you so much for telling me. I just had it for lunch today on my salad too … yummmm :)

      July 9, 2012 at 2:07 pm

  9. Wow! This looks delicious! I’ve pinned it and i’m sure I’ll be making it soon.

    July 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

      July 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  10. Oh my goodness, now there’s a fabulous idea! Love sundried tomatoes and I’m sure I’d love this! Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon.

    July 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

    • Ann

      It’s a yummy one! I’m loving it on everything from salads to eggs … might have to make up a new batch soon :)

      July 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

      • I have featured your dressing this week! I have tweeted it, pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page. It will be featured on Summer Salad Sundays this coming Sunday. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again soon!

        July 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      • Ann

        Woo hoo! Thanks :)

        July 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  11. This is such a wonderful sundried tomato recipe! Thanks for sharing the tomato-love with us!

    July 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  12. I love homemade dressing! This is going on the list of next one to try! Looks amazing! Happy Treats!

    July 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  13. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

    July 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks for the invite Peggy! Sure, I’ll share some recipes :)

      July 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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