Creamy Dill Dressing
Updated: Aug 16, 2022
This is a dressing my husband absolutely enjoys! Whether it is a potato-based, pasta-based, or vegetable-based salad, this creamy dill dressing is absolutely delicious! Using very common, easy-to-find ingredients, you can easily whip up a batch in no time! Keep in mind, you will definitely need a high-powered blender. Whether it is a counter-top blender, those small "bullet" style blenders, the only way to pull off this dressing is to use a blender with a high-powered motor.
Ingredients: 12oz Mayonnaise 6oz Half-n-Half 4oz Red Wine Vinegar 1/4 C Dill, dried or fresh 2-3 TB Thyme, dried or fresh Fresh parsley - small bunch 1 Scallion 1oz Garlic 1oz Shallots Kosher salt, black pepper, and brown sugar to your own taste Get your mayonnaise weighed and into a mixing bowl.
Except for the kosher salt, black pepper, and the brown sugar, grab your high-powered blender. Add all of the rest of the ingredients in your blender. On high, pulse your mixture gradually. Once it no longer appears bulky, buzz this until it has been pulverized well. This should take only a couple of minutes. Check to see if there are any lumps in this mixture. If so, buzz this again until as smooth as possible.
Key Note: The half-n-half and red wine vinegar are essentially creating a "buttermilk" solution. This is done to help keep the costs down for making this dressing. This is a great way to make your own buttermilk, as we say in professional kitchens: "On the fly". Pour your buzzed mixture into the bowl of mayonnaise. Grab a whisk and mix both together and until it is completely combined. There should not be any lumps from the mayonnaise. This should take no more than one to two minutes.
Now comes the part where you need to season to your own liking with the kosher salt, black pepper, and the brown sugar. Keep in mind, a little goes a long way. A good starting point would be one pinch of black pepper, three pinches of kosher salt, and two pinches of brown sugar. Mix this well and taste test to see if you would prefer a little more.
Store your dressing into a canning jar as this helps with shaking up the dressing before using. It is best to refrigerate for at least two hours before using. For the best flavor, refrigerate this overnight!