Kefir Ranch Dressing

Courtesy of: Lifeway
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Description

You may have heard that children are more sensitive to tastes, and more likely to refuse veggies and dishes that aren’t sweet enough, because they have more taste buds than adults. Their pickiness might also be due to a weariness of new flavors, not necessarily stronger ones.

Either way a dip into a dish of ranch dressing can help the carrot sticks go down. Many store bought varieties are loaded with fat and preservatives, but it’s easy to make your own at home. Naturally low fat buttermilk is a classic ingredient that usually gets mixed with sour cream or mayonnaise. Our version uses whole milk kefir to achieve a little richness and no mayo. But if you want a thicker, more decadent dressing or dip, you can use up to half the amount of kefir and substitute half with mayonnaise. The herbs can also be switched out based on what you have on hand; tarragon, cilantro, and basil are other good choices.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Lifeway Organic Whole Milk Kefir
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together.
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.