Monday, October 28, 2013

Make It Monday: Clean Eating Ranch Dressing

Is there anything more satisfying than a tasty salad covered in ranch dressing? Well, there certainly is if you are using conventional salad dressing that is filled with oils and sugar. This recipe is free of both of those items and fit with the clean eating lifestyle. This recipe will add minimal calories and fat to your salad and leave you feeling refreshed after eating you salad rather than laden with heaviness.

Clean Eating Ranch Dressing

1/2 C Greek yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced very fine
1 T chives, minced
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried minced onion
1 tsp dried parsley
5T buttermilk
ground pepper, to taste

Measure everything in to a shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds and allow to sit for a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 hours or overnight would be better as it gives the herbs a chance to be absorbed and the flavors to meld together.


Suzi Satterfield said...

Oh, awesome! You know, it never actually occurred to me to make my own dressing. (The closest I ever came to it was using a pack of Hidden Valley Ranch mix.) How long does it store?

Mom of Two said...

Because there are no preservatives in it, you really want to use it within about a week.

Vinma said...

This is a great idea! I don't really like any store-bought salad dressings.. But I have a feeling that I would like something home made like this :) Thanks for the recipe :)

Unknown said...

Yum! I will definitely have to get all the goodies I need next time we're at the store to try this out :) Thank you for sharing.

Steph said...

Awesome! I hate the taste and mouth feel of soybean oil, which is in every friggin dressing at the store. I love making my own.