Tuesday, May 24, 2022

RECIPE: MMT Ranch Dressing made without seed oils

RANCH is my husband's favorite dressing.  When we gave up seed oils, I had to find a way to make it without mayonnaise. 
Have you ever looked at the label for hidden Valley Ranch Dressing?  So many chemicals!  

 Source: Hidden Valley
If you make my original recipe with purchased mayonnaise, even if it's organic, it will still contain refined (rancid) oil, CAFO eggs, fructose, salt and MSG.  
For this recipe I use spreadable hollandaise, made with butter or ghee!
It is possible to buy organic sour cream without additives.  We use Organic Valley (Organic Custored Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Organic Pasteuried Cream, Acidophilus and Fifidus Cultures, Vegetarian Enzyme).  Make sure the brand you use contains only cream and cultures.  Avoid Carrageenan!
Most Ranch Dressing recipes are made with buttermilk, but I rarely have that on hand so I use milk thickened with lemon juice.  If you make your own buttermilk, or buy buttermilk without additives, use that instead of the milk/lemon combination.  
Ranch Dressing without seed oils
Makes a scant 3 cups 
1 cup spreadable hollandaise made with the following seasonings:
2 T. minced shallot or chives
2 T. minced fresh parsley
2 T. minced fresh dill
2 garlic cloves minced or grated using a microplane
3/4 c. sour cream, preferably homemade
1/2 c. whole milk
4 T. plus 2 t. fresh lemon juice
1 t. himalayan pink salt
opt: pinch cayenne

Mix 4 T. lemon juice into the milk and let stand several minutes until milk thickens.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the seasoned hollandaise, sour cream, 2 t. lemon juice, salt and cayenne.  Add the thickened milk slowly until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.  You may not use it all.

Taste and adjust seasoning.  Cover and let sit 30 minutes for the flavor to develop.


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