This goat milk yogurt ranch dressing recipe gives Hidden Valley a healthy run for its money.
While salad greens may be light as a feather, the dressing you often put atop them is not. Ranch dressing is a popular type of salad dressing that is both creamy and flavorful. Needless to say, it is quite heavy. Full of fat, calories and other not so body-friendly ingredients, ranch dressing very much defeats the purpose of eating a healthy salad in the first place and instead loads you with more than you want or need. Luckily, you can have the satisfaction of a creamy dressing without weighing yourself down. Here’s a goat-milk based ranch dressing recipe to get you on the right track.
Regular ranch dressing is often made with a combination of buttermilk, spices, garlic, and herbs. In store-bought versions, it often includes egg yolk, vegetable oil, sugar and a slew of other preservatives and stabilizers. In one tablespoon, a typical bottled ranch dressing has 73 calories, 8 grams of fat and 5 milligrams of cholesterol. The fat content alone is alarming and if you add the dressing to a salad without measuring, you are likely to get more than you bargained for.
And Americans are floating in the stuff – they don’t reserve ranch dressing to salad greens alone; it is also used as a dip for raw carrot sticks and broccoli and pizza crusts as well as a topping to sandwiches and tacos. So if you love ranch dressing but could go without the heaviness, the following goat-milk yogurt ranch dressing recipe will satisfy all your needs!
Goat Milk Yogurt Ranch Dressing Recipe
Makes about 1 cup
- 1 cup of goat milk yogurt
- 1 scallion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped chives
- Small handful fresh dill, finely chopped
- Small handful fresh marjoram (stemmed), finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together until evenly combined.
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