I love cooking with parsley, but buying fresh parsley and trying to use it all up before it goes bad is a pain. You can buy dried parsley in a jar, but anyone who’s ever tried it can tell you that it’s not worth the plastic it comes in. So what’s a cook to do?
McCormick’s Parsley Grinder (no, they’re not paying me to say this) is a perfect solution. It comes in a little plastic mill and you grind the parsley yourself, like black pepper. It gives the parsley a fresh taste that I haven’t been able to find anywhere else in the spice isle. It’s perfect for mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, and this homemade ranch dressing recipe.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Perfect for dipping. Thin with buttermilk if a pourable consistency is desired.
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp chives
1 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp garlic salt or shallot salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Wisk together all ingredients. Chill in refrigerator.
Yield: about 1 cup