Sunday

Ranch Salad Dressing From Kefir

  My kefir has been doing so well that I need to use it in other things besides Smoothies.   I eat a lot of salads so Ranch Dressing is a perfect addition to my bland ole salads.

This tasted so good that I almost forgot to take a picture!!

CREAMY KEFIR RANCH SALAD DRESSING OR DIP

yield: about 1 c

1 c Kefir milk
1-2 T olive oil (I don't use any oil)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Black pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together  or put in a jar and shake . Let sit a couple hours to fully flavor through. Will keep in the fridge for about a week.

22 comments:

  1. What kind of kefer milk do you use? Coconut? Do you make your own? I tried some coconut kefir about a year ago but my body didn't take well to it. I have been thinking about trying it again since I have been doing better. I think I am going to have to try this recipe soon.

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    1. Anonymous2:18:00 PM

      start slowly, your body not use to so much good health in culture

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  2. Stacie,
    I am doing milk kefir. At first my body had trouble with it. A lady told me not to give up. She said start with a 1/2 a cup a day and add just a little to it every day. When I started doing that, things got better. I am still not sure how it is going to go. I figured I would give it a couple of months and see what happens.

    The ranch dressing tastes so good. Usually I don't use anything on my salads so this is a welcome change.

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  3. This sounds great. Nothing beats homemade ranch dressing!

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  4. Do you recommend the theralac probiotic or Klaire Labs probiotic? Which one is better? Love the recipes.--Juliana

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  5. Juliana,
    I like the TruFlora probiotic best of all. I have never tried the Klaire labs. I know the TruFlora works for me because when I take it, I can feel it working. Strange but true.

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  6. Mary,
    It sure beats eating nothing on my salad.

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  7. Ranch dressing sounds scrump-dilly-ocios. I'm laughing that it was so good you almost forgot to take pictures. How true. I think of pictures tooo late. :) Right now, I'm hungry because Cody and I took our walk late. Your food posts always look heavenly good and healthy.
    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  8. Hi Manzy,
    Cody sounds like such a great dog. I miss having animals.

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  9. Great recipe! I enjoy ranch dressing but I WON'T buy it from the store with all of those bad preservatives mixed into the yummy spices. Gotta try this one! :)

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  10. Looks DELISH!! I am so glad the milk kefir is working out for you. I am still scared to try dairy, but when I do, I may try my hand at making my own milk kefir. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Anonymous7:00:00 AM

      It really is worth a try. Start out slow. I didn't have any problems, maybe due to using probiotic supplements before making milk keifer. if you find you can't use milk Keifer, you can always try water Keifer. Same benefits.

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  11. Thank you for the great recipe. My grandson likes to dip his vegetables in ranch dressing and I think this will be a great alternative. He does not drink milk but will drink kefir with fresh fruit.
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on Becky Janes guest post. I hope you have a great week.

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  12. Miriam,
    I don't like all the preservatives they put in our food either. That is why I make most things myself. I wish I could get fresh milk close to me instead of using what I do.

    Marielle,
    Take it slow if you try the kefir. My body didn't accept it at first but now it seems to be okay. I am going to try it for 2 months.

    Grandma Bonnie,
    Suposedly, kefir has 32 different probiotics in it. Who knows.

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  13. This dressing looks really good. I have been eating my salads without any dressing and they just taste really bland to me. Look forward to trying this ranch dressing!!

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  14. Thanks Alicia, I had to start out slowly with the kefir. Hope you like it.

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  15. this sounds awesome! i love a nice big salad :)

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  16. MM, that sounds so good right now! I love salads, they are one of the healthiest things that I can get my children to eat without them fussing.

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  17. I started 1 month ago using Kefir and switched to Goat Milk from our doe. I had to go VERY slow, as in,2 tablespoons per day. I am now up to 2oz per day, but I drink lots of water too, and I also cook with the kefir milk, I make bread ALOT, pancakes, sauces with it. Just a bit, no more than a half cup each time. Its re adjusting your system. I also am wondering if there is a lot of protein?? which can make me dizzy if I eat too much at once.

    The next thing I am making for Easter, is a sweet kefir vanilla bread with kefir goat milk icecream.

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  18. This recipe sounds great. I can't wait to try it. Do you let it sit out at room temperature, then refrigerate it? Or do you put it in the fridge right away and just wait a few hours before serving?

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  19. Hi Becka,
    I always put it in the fridg and get it out when I am ready for it.

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