Healthy Ranch Dressing

Healthy Ranch Dressing
(Use as much dressing as you want on your salad — it’s good for you!)

2 cups plain whole milk yogurt (Brown Cow gives the best consistency)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced onion
1/2 tsp mustard powder or 1 Tb prepared mustard (I like dijon) 
1/2 tsp dill
1 Tb chives
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Stir everything together and refrigerate overnight so the flavors mix. (Don’t use a blender or food processor, because it makes the yogurt too runny.)Use as a salad dressing, veggie dip, or sandwich spread.

For a dairy-free version, substitute hummus as a base. Or if you can’t eat legumes either, try cooked cauliflower or other vegetable pureed with olive oil. It may be necessary to adjust the amount of base to get a similar flavor strength.

Spice list inspired by several recipes for conventional ranch dressing.

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