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Thriving Health Recipe: Creamy Ranch Dressing




It is definitely salad season with fresh greens in our garden or local farms. Do you know what this means? We need some healthy salad dressing to top these nutritious veggies! Yes, you can definitely buy a healthy dressing. Primal Kitchen is a brand found in Wegmans with some delicious and nutritious salad dressings. However, if you want to whip up your own, stay tuned for a classic ranch!


First, you need to start with a homemade mayo. This may seem intimidating but only take a couple minutes to whip up!


Homemade Mayo


Ingredients:

1 egg

1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

½ tsp ground mustard

1 Tbsp. lemon juice (substitute lemon juice or vinegar)

3/4-1 cup olive oil (substitute ghee or avocado oil)


Directions:

Beat egg in a blender or kitchen aid (about 20 seconds)

Add salt, ground mustard, lime juice. Blend well.

With blender on low speed, slowly add the olive oil until mayo thickens. This is the emulsification process! If you add your olive oil all at once, the oil will not blend with the other ingredients. (Note: often the mayo will thicken before you add the entire cup of olive oil.)


Now you are ready to transform your mayo into ranch!

Homemade Ranch

Ingredients:

1 Cup homemade mayo

2–4 Tbsp yogurt, sour cream or coconut milk

1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp fresh dill or 1/4 tsp dried dill

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/4–1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper


Directions:

Simply combine all the following ingredients together and enjoy!



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