Since the success of my “Bigger” Big Mac in a Bowl recipe, I have been thinking about my next “dressing’ recipe. ( just in case you missed the hub-ub … http://grandnannyshouse.com/21-day-fix-bigger-big-mac-in-a-bowl/ )
I do believe I have come up with the perfect one…..RANCH!
What makes my ranch different than any other one on the UPF/21 Day Fix that I have seen?? Mayonnaise. Most recipes are heavily dairy based and WONDERFUL! ( here is an amazing one that counts as a Red container https://thefoodieandthefix.com/21-day-fix-ranch-dip/ ), but I just can’t handle much “white or soft dairy” like cottage cheese, ricotta cheese or greek yogurt .. some parmesan cheese and some extra sharp cheddar is about it for me.
I can’t do regular mayonnaise (eggs are an issue too) …. so I use vegan mayonnaise. I am working on a homemade vegan mayo but for now, I use a store bought one. In these pictures, I used regular mayo because my Hubby is my main taste tester 🙂 and I wanted a “real” opinion.
Let’s start with the “wet” ingredients mayo, lemon juice and milk (almond for me) but any milk in a few tablespoons won’t count towards any container.
I was not looking for “sauce” this time…..because this is not a “dip” like some ranch recipes. This one is thinned down to a dressing and flavor-packed because of it.
The next ingredients are one I LOVE…. but you? Not a fan of dill….leave it out. Don’t have dried parsley (but the rest) leave it out. Have some ‘fresh” ingredients like garlic, add it in! Make this recipe your OWN…. because that is what real “cooking” is…making it your own!!
a stick blender and a wide-mouthed jar
After that it is patience…I make it in the morning and don’t serve it till evening or even better make it one day and then use it the next so that the spices have a chance to mix together better.
Container count? I just count it as an orange container, it is Ranch Salad Dressing the same as any other dressing would be 🙂
I LOVE ranch dressing on a taco salad sometimes and Cinco De Mayo this year is one of those times!!
Mayonnaise Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise or veganaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons almond milk
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon onion powder or 3 Tablespoons minced onions
1/2 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried dill or 3/4 tsp fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
Whirl it all with the stick blender and let it sit for at least an hour or better yet overnight.
I love salad but unless I can change the ingredients and dressings up enough to make them feel different every time, I just can’t do them.
2G salad greens, 1R taco meat, 1B cheese and 1 O of ranch dressing was a real meal 🙂
I enjoy my “diet” food… having lost 55lbs is the “proof”. I have never felt deprived because cleaning up my diet was all I needed…. better greens, extra lean ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes all made me feel more healthy!
Making the “FIX” your own is how it is going to work for you…it is how it has worked for me 🙂