Paleo-ish Ranch Dressing (Sort of)

I made those fantastic jalapeno-lime chicken wings for pigging out during the Super Bowl. 

My husband was moderately enthused, but he was lamenting the lack of RANCH DRESSING. Bottled ranch is made with canola or soybean oil, sugar, and other non-paleo ingredients. The label of my old low-cal ranch-flavored salad spray revealed similar horrors. 

So, at the LAST MOMENT, I whipped up fake, almost-ranch wing dip using the following:  

  • about 1 cup of full-fat kefir (not doable if you don’t do dairy)
  • garlic powder 
  • onion powder
  • black pepper, fresh-ground
  • vinegar (just a couple of spoonfuls)
  • dried parsley
  • Himalayan sea salt

Everything was added “to taste” and then mixed it up in a small bowl. The vinegar seemed too intense at first, but it calmed down.  This ranch is not ready to be a salad dressing, but as a wing-dipping-sauce for some flavorful wings, it was pretty successful.  

I am going to try this again with FRESH minced garlic, onion, and parsley.  For a 2-minute experiment, I was pleased. 


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