Easy Probiotic Ranch Salad Dressing Is Full of Health Benefits by Jan Mostrom

Easy Probiotic Ranch Salad Dressing Is Full of Health Benefits

This is a quick and healthy alternative to creamy ranch dressings. This healthier ranch salad dressing recipe is made with kefir (pronounced kee-feer), fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, dill and parsley. You can be drizzling it on that salad in less than 10 minutes!

Never cooked with kefir before? Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with cow, goat or sheep milk. Historians believe that kefir originated "centuries ago in the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe near present-day Turkey. The word kefir is derived from the Turkish word 'keif,' which translates to 'good feeling.'" Because it is fermented, kefir is a popular drink for gut health. Kefir is a better probiotic food choice than yogurt! And there are many more health benefits of kefir.

This homemade, gluten-free kefir ranch dressing is wonderful on top of a spicy honey chickpea bowl or any other salad or vegetables. The low-sodium salad dressing is light and refreshing! This version is slightly thinner than traditional ranch dressings, but so delicious you might never go back!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 (makes about 1 1/2 cups)


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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't have a salad dressing cruet or mason jar, whisk the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. You can store the salad dressing in an airtight container.
  • Feel free to change up the herbs and seasonings to fit your family's tastes.
  • Squeeze your own fresh lemon juice because fresh is always best!

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a container with a lid. (Small mason jars work great for dressings!) 
  2. Shake thoroughly and keep covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 74

Total Fat: 2.2g

Saturated Fat: 1.2g

Cholesterol: 6mg

Sodium: 52mg

Total Carbohydrate: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 3.5g

Total Sugars: 3.2g

Protein: 4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 151mg

Iron: 5mg

Potassium: 362mg

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Donna John
Love this! Where do you buy your kefir, Jan Mostrom ?
Jan Mostrom
Donna John just at the grocery but and my close friend buys at her neighborhood Polish market! the farmers market in our town just started so I'm going to try there as well!
Elisa Schmitz
This is a genius idea to add more nutrition than the usual creamy salad dressing. Plus, the taste! Thanks for the yummy recipe, Jan Mostrom .

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