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Kefir Ranch Dressing

Take ranch to the next level with this kefir creation
40 Ratings
100% would make again
Kefir Ranch
Photo: Rachel Vanni/Tasting Table

Ranch dressing: the perfect dip for wings, crudités, pizza (gasp!) and so much more. If you love it as much as we do, prepare for an updated version that will blow the bottled stuff out of the water: We’re hooked on this recipe from Covina in NYC that uses the popular probiotic beverage, kefir. While the restaurant smothers its fry bread (see the recipe) with this ranch, we give you permission to use the tangy condiment however your heart desires.

To learn more, read “How’d You Get So Fry?

Kefir Ranch Dressing

Recipe from Tim Cushman, Covina, New York, NY

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup sour cream

½ cup kefir

½ cup cream cheese, softened

¼ cup thinly sliced chives

1½ tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

½ tablespoon minced dill

½ tablespoon minced parsley

¾ teaspoon garlic powder

¾ teaspoon dried dill

¾ teaspoon minced thyme leaves

¾ teaspoon minced marjoram leaves

3 garlic cloves, minced

½ serrano chile—stemmed, seeded and minced

Directions

In a medium bowl, stir all the ingredients together until a smooth dressing forms. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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