Ranch dressing made from dried ramp leaves. Makes 1.5 cups
Keyword: Ramp Leaf Recipes, Ramps
A few scrapes of lemon zest
Buttermilka tablespoon or two, to thin it to your taste
½teaspoonfresh ground black pepper
1heaping tablespoon crushed dried ramp leavesor more to taste
2teaspoonsdried powdered ramp bulbs or ramp seedsoptional
If your ramps seem soft, or not bone dry, toast them in a dehydrator on high heat, around 145 overnight, until they can be easily crumbled, which will distribute the flavor better. Toasting in an oven is another option.
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate, stirring occasionally to distribute the contents, then use for dipping all the things. The sauce will greatly improve in flavor the day after making.
Dried ramp leaves are the backbone here, but I highly reccommend the additional, optional onion component. Dried bulbs are wonderful, but the seeds can pack a good punch too, although they can take literal days to dry in the dehydrator. Both will require a spice grinder or a good molcajete. Other oniony things can be used too, as long as they're dried, onion bulbils, garlic scapes, etc, etc. If it's dried and oniony, it's fair game.