Anita and I recently spent a few days at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa. We had such a wonderful time there. One of the biggest highlights was the buffet. Normally when you think buffet you think low quality food, mostly pre-made. Oh that’s definitely not the case at the DreamMore. Everything was made from scratch and everything was out-of-this-world delicious.
One of the things I loved the most, interestingly enough, was the house-made dill Ranch salad dressing. It was delicious. I could’ve just drank it out of the bottle. I knew instantly that I had to make some when I got home. Now, this version is mighty good, too, but I’m pretty sure that the DreamMore version used fresh herbs (they had a nice herb garden right outside of the restaurant). Even still, this is delicious and a perfect alternative to ‘normal’ Ranch.
Do not be tempted to rush the 1 hour rest time that this dill Ranch salad dressing needs. Those dry herbs need time to make the dressing happy. I really love dill so I added a bit more than the recipe calls for.
Oh and it wasn’t just the dinner buffet that was amazing at the DreamMore! The breakfast buffet was something to behold, including homemade donuts!
Also try my herby Ranch dressing.
Dill Ranch Salad Dressing
- Whisk together all ingredients.
- Add more milk (a little at a time) if you want the dressing to be thinner. Don’t go crazy with it, though.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Stir again before serving.
Nutritional values are approximate.