This rich ranch-style dressing takes no prisoners when it comes to garlic flavor. Paired with a colorful chopped salad, it makes for a flavorful meal that's simple to prepare.
Milton's special house chopped salad with creamy garlic dressing
Total time: 45 minutes
Note: Adapted from Milton's Restaurant Delicatessen in Del Mar, Calif.
Creamy garlic dressing:
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
Heaping 2 teaspoons minced garlic
5 tablespoons buttermilk
Salt and pepper
In a food processor, combine the mayonnaise and garlic, pulsing to blend. With the processor running, add the buttermilk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. This makes a scant 2 cups dressing.
Salad and assembly:
1 cup chopped button mushrooms
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 cup chopped tomato
1 cup seeded and chopped red bell pepper
1 cup seeded and chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup diced salami
(Kirk McKoy, Los Angeles Times / April 2, 2010)