Salad kits are so fun, though rarely enough for a family meal so I made our own. I love love love pickles so seeing the pickle inspired ones are close to my heart.
Pickle Ranch Salad
1 packet “Restaurant Style” Ranch Mix
1 cup mayo
1 cup buttermilk (or sour cream + 2 tablespoons lime juice)
2 dill pickles
2 tablespoons pickle juice
greens (half romaine and half arugula is good!)
hard boiled eggs
sunflower seeds, optional
Mix up the ranch dressing mix with mayo, sour cream, lime and refrigerate for at least one hour and it will be thick like dip.
For the dressing, mix half the dip with pickles and pickle juice. Stir well, and add more pickle juice until the consistency you like.
Assemble your salad and toss with dressing.
I loved the pickle-y flavors. Our kids love salad bar but aren’t as into pickles so they had the plain ranch. Sometimes they will pick their salad ingredients separately and dip into dressing and sometimes it gets tossed all together.
The kits often have lots of cabbage and radish but the greens and broccoli was a good combo for me. I forgot I meant to add sunflower seeds on the top.