It’s been a while since I have posted a recipe. We decided to try the Keto Diet this passed year which evolved into low carb eating. My hubby lost a lot of weight and I seem to roller coaster up and down but still weigh less than I did a few years ago. Also working out helps....Love the way I feel after I workout.
Anyway, our meals have been mostly clean eating, meaning meat and steamed or roasted veggies and salads which don’t require a lot of recipes.... but, we have been watching our sugar intake and ingredients you can’t pronounce so I have started reading food labels. I can't believe how much sugar is in food these days and oils that aren’t that good for you. With that, I have started making my own ranch dressing. LOVE this recipe. I use an avocado mayonnaise and whole fat plain Greek yogurt. Sometimes I spice it up a bit by using a chipotle Avocado mayonnaise. I won’t buy Ranch dressing anymore.. I use this ranch for Salad dressing, and Coleslaw for sandwiches or tacos. You can always add more spice for a Southwest dressing or what ever you like. This recipe seems to thicken a bit in the refrigerator, you can leave it thick for a veggie dip or thin out a little by adding more half n half to your desired thickness. Enjoy!
3/4 cup Avocado mayonnaise (I use Primal Kitchen)
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powdered
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup buttermilk (or 1/2 n 1/2 works too —just use 2 teaspoons lemon juice if using )
In a medium bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until smooth. You can thin out if you like by adding a little regular milk or 1/2 n 1/2 to your desired thickness.
Refrigerate for a least an hour to let the flavors develope. I like to store mine in a canning jar in the fridge... then if I need to thin out I just add a spoonful or two of milk or cream and shake...