What is THAT on Your Little Face?

My sweet two-year old loves sauces. Every time she sits down to eat, the first words out of her mouth are “shawse,” which translated from toddler-speak means sauce, of any kind and on everything!

However, there is one sauce, which is her favorite, that does not like her at all. Ranch Dressing! Her face turns bright red with a raised rash that will last for upwards of 24 hours. And ………. she wants it on everything (that I’ll let her put it on.) So in light of her love for ranch dressing I needed to find one she could eat without breaking her out, and that is where the recipe below came from.

I tried many bottled brands and recipes before I finally threw in the towel and decided to just make up my own. I hope you like it as much as we do. The baby loves it and her face looks just as lovely after she ate as before.

House Ranch Dressing

Dry Mix:
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried chives
1 tsp Accent Seasoning Salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp dried thyme

Dressing:
1 c. mayonnaise with olive oil
1 c. buttermilk
dry mix from above

1) Blend the spices and seasonings together. (I like to throw them in my Magic Bullet and pulse them into a finer powder. However, I think this is simply a preference. )

2.) For dressing, mix 1 c. of mayonnaise and 1 c. of buttermilk until well blended and then add in the seasoning mix and stir until the mix is blended up in the mayo/buttermilk.

3.) For dip, mix 2 c. sour cream with the mix until well blended.

I hope you all thoroughly enjoy this dressing and find many uses it for it. I made it to go with my crispy chicken salad and it was wonderful!

If you think this salad dressing looks good you may like these as well –

Mangoes and Chutney – Balsamic Vingairette

Daily Dish Recipes – Cobb Salad with Dressing

Pioneer Woman – Aunt Trish’s Salad Dressing

Creative Mama – Homemade Salad Dressings

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10 Responses to What is THAT on Your Little Face?

  1. Micha says:

    We love homemade ranch dressing mixes. I use the recipe from Home-Ec 101. I make a huge batch of mix and it lasts for 6 months or longer.

    • My son is already telling me we need more ranch. I guess I’ll need to whip some up. The good news is that this ranch does not even remotely break the little miss’s face out. Yeah!!! Have a great day!

  2. I had this exactly problem with my wee one when she was very small. She’d look like she had some kind of horrible disease everytime she ate Ranch dressing. I actually just quit letting her have it for awhile. I wish I had this recipe then. Thank you for the link to my Cobb Salad. lol Now I’m craving that :)
    Thanks for the new recipe!

  3. Mmmm… this looks good. Sound like a much better dressing than the one in the bottle in my refrigerator!

  4. brandi says:

    oh my goodness, your crispy chicken salad looks delicious. i bet it goes so well with your ranch dressing. thanks for sharing (and making my mouth water. lol)!

  5. That is too cute, but oh my rashes (ouch, and a big sad face!). I’m glad you were able to create a sauce that she can eat without causing her to break out:)