We belles are a bit particular about our salad dressings…no bottles for us (well…except for our fave French Poodle). For the most part, we would rather create our own vinaigrettes, caesars, and whatnot as we kinda like to know what’s in there (and we are always doing our tweaking anyway!).
One belle was havin’ a hankerin’ for a bit of Ranch dressing the other day, and that happens to be one she never felt she had perfected. Picking up a bottle full of ingredients that can’t even be pronounced (we don’t need to learn those words anyway) was out of the question – AND…we have both been making great efforts toward keeping things healthy and whole. So…some googling went down and here’s what happened…
The Belles’ Pretty Darn Good Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
2 T dried parsley
2 t garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1/2 t salt (we use Pink Himalayan)
1/4 t pepper
1 cup Greek Yogurt (we use Cabots full fat version)
1/4 c buttermilk (full fat is best)
2 T mayo (try Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo – available at Amazon)
1 t lemon juice
1 t dijon mustard, optional (we kinda prefer it without, but it’s an option)
Blend dried herbs/seasonings. Place in blender/food processor/Vitamix with all other ingredients. Give it a good pulse or two. Guess what? You’re done! Store in a tightly-lidded jar in the fridge and enjoy to your heart’s content, belles!
Now that’s a trip to the ole ranch you can feel good about, belles!