I was inspired. Two totally unrelated events. An inspiration.
- Stumbling upon this post from Pioneer Woman
- Scoring a free head of lettuce from Kroger this past week (thanks to the Kroger best customer coupons!)
My light bulb moment…
You see. I like salad. I like lettuce. But straight iceberg lettuce is tough to swallow. It’s just so bland.
But top it with some STRONG homemade garlic ranch dressing.
A match made in heaven.
Be warned: You will suffer from “garlic breath” after eating this. But the fullness of the flavor is totally worth it!
1 cup real mayonnaise ($.25) Often on sale…match with a coupon for a super deal!
3 Tbsp rice milk or regular milk ($.03)
1 tsp lemon juice ($.05)
1 large garlic clove, crushed ($.05) Use the largest you can find on the clove…or several small ones!
2 Tbsp finely chopped onion ($.05)
1 tsp tarragon ($.10)
2 tsp dried dill ($.20)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Add mayonnaise to a medium bowl. Whisk in the milk and lemon juice. Stir in the crushed garlic and finely chopped onion. Stir in the tarragon, dried dill, salt and pepper. Taste. Add a little of whatever else you think it needs!
2. Pour over the top of iceberg lettuce wedges.
P.S. I can’t wait to make this again this summer…using fresh dill and parsley from the garden!