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Homemade Kefir Ranch Dressing

by Heather

The homemade kefir ranch dressing our family is obsessed with!  It is not only delicious, but also packed with good for you ingredients  A longtime favorite in our house, for both kid and adult dipping!

homemade kefir ranch dressing

What is kefir?

Are you familiar with kefir?  For the longest time I had not tried or tasted it.  I figured it was a variation on yogurt and was made similarly.  Once I tasted kefir and saw the buttermilk like consistency, I would then describe it as “yogurt milk” to my kids- because to me it really just tasted like runnier yogurt.

Well, it turns out kefir is made very differently than yogurt.  Instead of heating and adding cultures like you do with yogurt, you simply add the kefir grains (which are not really grains) into milk and allow the probiotics to do their fermenting thing for 24 hours.  Pretty simple!  Now that I’m in the know, that’s next on my to-make-at-home list!  For a full tutorial and a lot more information on kefir, check out this post on thekitchn I found really helpful.

If you want to attempt making homemade yogurt in a crock pot, I do have that how-to for ya!  Check them out: homemade crockpot yogurt and how to make thick greek yogurt.

homemade kefir ranch dressing

Homemade Kefir Ranch Dressing

Now onto this amazing homemade kefir ranch dressing!  The main stars in this delicious dip are the avocado oil mayo (you can really use any mayo we just love our homemade avocado oil mayo), kefir and tons of herbs.  It’s a little bit tangy from the kefir, super creamy from the mayonnaise, and perfect for those taste buds given all the herbs.  My kids LOVE it.  I LOVE it.  My husband LOVES it.  HAPPY family!

homemade kefir ranch dressing

We can down a whole batch with a meal, so definitely double the recipe if you are making it for a lot of people like we do in our house.  I keep the dressing for up to 1 week, but usually it’s gone within just a few days!

I hope this kefir ranch dressing becomes a standard in your house as well!  Your gut gets good for your probiotics with every dip thanks to the kefir!  Ready?  Let’s take our veggie dipping up another notch!

homemade kefir ranch dressing

Ingredients in homemade ranch

  • mayonnaise
  • plain whole milk kefir
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • dried chives
  • dried parsley
  • garlic granules
  • dill
  • sea salt
  • pepper

You can individually grab the seasonings, or use my bulk ranch seasoning mix instead!

How to make kefir ranch dressing

  1. Combine the mayo, kefir, olive oil and ranch seasoning in a bowl. Whisk and enjoy with veggies, on salads, or to dip your favorite food items in!

If you want to see how easy it is to make kefir ranch, want my how-to video below!

Alright, now that you know how delish and easy it is to make, let’s get to the recipe!

Homemade Kefir Ranch Dressing

homemade kefir ranch dressing
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Homemade Kefir Ranch Dressing

The homemade kefir ranch dressing our family is obsessed with!  It is not only delicious, but also packed with good for you ingredients  A longtime favorite in our house, for both kid and adult dipping!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dip, dressing, sauce
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk kefir
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ranch seasoning mix (see note for individual seasonings)

Instructions

  • Combine the mayo, kefir, olive oil and ranch seasoning in a bowl. Whisk and enjoy with veggies, on salads, or to dip your favorite food items in!

Notes

Instead of using the bulk ranch seasoning mix you can individually measure the ingredients listed below to use:
  • 1 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

Homemade kefir Ranch dressing

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What are your favorite uses for ranch dressing?

XO

Heather

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[…] professed my love for kefir ranch dressing many, many times. I make it every week, or sometimes sooner if we run out. We basically keep it on […]

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Jessica July 11, 2020 - 11:27 am

5 stars
This is so delicious! We can’t get ranch in the UK, so I’m always on the lookout for a good recipe.

I made it tonight and my hubby and I gobbled it up. I added 2tsp of raw apple cider vinegar because I used coconut kefir and it has less of a tang than milk kefir.

We dipped our homemade buffalo cauliflower pieces and sweet potato fries in it. Very easy and would totally make it again, thanks!

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Heather July 12, 2020 - 6:47 am

Thanks for coming here and letting me know how much you guys love it! Always love hearing how swaps turn out too. Yay for yummy ranch!

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