appetizer,

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Smoky Ranch Dressing

October 12, 2017 .. 0 Comments


Ingredients

  • 1clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1cup buttermilk
  • 1/3cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3cup sour cream
  • 2tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2tablespoons thinly sliced green onion (1)
  • 1teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4heads butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce, torn
  • 1cup yellow pear-shape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2cup crumbled crisp-cooked bacon(optional)
  • Directions

    1. For dressing, place garlic clove on a cutting board and smash with the side of a wide knife. Sprinkle garlic with salt. Using the side of the knife, mash and rub garlic into a paste. Transfer garlic paste to a medium bowl. Whisk in buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, chives, green onion, vinegar, paprika, and pepper until combined.
    2. In a salad bowl combine lettuce, tomatoes, and, if desired, bacon. Serve with dressing.

    From the Test Kitchen

    TO MAKE AHEAD:

    Prepare dressing as directed in Step 1. Transfer to an airtight container. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Continue as directed.

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