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Bibb Lettuce Salad with Smoky Ranch Dressing

  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Ingredients

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

Nutrition Facts (Bibb Lettuce Salad with Smoky Ranch Dressing)

  • Per serving:
  • 70 kcal ,
  • 5 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 5 mg chol. ,
  • 158 mg sodium ,
  • 4 g carb. ,
  • 1 g fiber ,
  • 2 g pro.

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