This creamy yogurt ranch dressing is so easy to make, and it will make your kids want to actually EAT their veggies!…at least mine did. 🙂
I probably go to the grocery store 2-3 times each week…is that nuts or what??
I buy a lot of fresh produce, so that’s the preponderance of my purchases.
Typically, I make daily salads, and my girls have recently been enjoying them with me. They’re 11 and 9 now and developing a more mature palate, which equals a greater appreciations for veggies!
Today’s dressing (along with a yet unposted Caesar) is their favorite accompaniment to a bowl o’ greens!
As the title says, yogurt is the base of this dressing, though I’ve also used kefir with great results.
The yogurt mixed with a small amount of mayo makes for a terrific ranch dressing that’s way better than that hidden valley something or other.
Combine the above with a few herbs and you have one tasty salad topper!
This recipe actually helps my kids eat more vegetables, since it can also double as a dip.
If that’s not a selling point, I don’t know what is.
We have made this recipe many times over the years, and Jade will even make it on her own.
She has a great technique in that she first takes a slice of sourdough bread and makes her own croutons. Then, she prepares a batch of this dressing. Finally, she tosses the aforementioned with a handful of greens, some chopped chicken, and a big sprinkle of grated parmesan.
If you enjoy adding yogurt to recipes, try some of these:
The BEST Yogurt Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt (I use full-fat)
- 1 (heaping) Tbsp mayo (I use soy-free Vegenaise)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/8 tsp dried tarragon
- 1/8 tsp dried dill
- dash sea salt
- few grinds black pepper
- Stir everything together until well combined.
- You can use it right away, but it tastes best if you let the flavors meld in the fridge for a bit.
Plain kefir can also be used in place of yogurt.
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include: