When I go without dairy I find eating salad much more daunting. I love ranch so much. I put it on everything. Popcorn, pizza, veggies, crackers, chips, need I go on? Ranch without dairy however…let’s just say it lacks pizzazz aaaaand pretty much any sort of goodness. Dairy free ranch = evil. So after trying bottle after bottle of nasty dairy free ranch, I started making my own. After tweaking the recipe and trying out different versions, I finally have one I think you will all love. This recipe also has a secret. Probiotics. Yes you read that right this recipe is made using kombucha, a probiotic rich fermented beverage that has a tangy kick.
1 cup sunflower oil based mayo
1 squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 cup plain kombucha (enough to give the dressing your desired consistency)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sage
2 tsp dill
1/4 tsp chives
1/4 tsp parsley
Add the mayo, lemon and kombucha all together and taste. You should get a slight mayo taste with a bit of a tang from the lemon and kombucha. Check to make sure the consistency is right for you. If you need to add more kombucha do it a splash at a time.
Mix in all the spices and herbs. If you desire a bit more flavor feel free to add more of each spice until you get a dressing that matches your level of flavoring.
That is it! Super simple. No more tasteless bottles of store bought dairy free ranch for you! This dressing should be stored in the fridge and will keep for up to a week. I usually find it is gone loooong before that though 😉