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cucumber ranch dressing on a fork with lettuce tomato and cucumber

THM Probiotic Cucumber Ranch Dressing {for all fuel types!}

Finish all your summer salads with this creamy THM Probiotic Cucumber Ranch Dressing with adaptations ALL THM fuel types! Make it with homemade mayo, Greek yogurt, or sour cream. So yummy and easy!

Servings 2 cups
Author Dawn Yoder

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber medium, seeded¬†
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic fresh
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 1-1/2 cup yogurt strained, see recipe notes
  • 1/4 cup milk kefir see recipe notes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Optional ingredients for THM S style:

Instructions

Food Processor Method:

  1. Using the fine shredding blade, shred the cucumber into the food processor bowl.
  2. Replace the shredding blade with the chopping/pureeing blade.
  3. Add garlic and fresh herbs.
  4. Pulse on low until as chopped as you prefer.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Pulse on low until well mixed.
  7. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two for flavors to develop. Overnight is even better!

Manual Method:

  1. Finely chop, shred, or puree your seeded cucumber.
  2. Mince or press garlic cloves.
  3. Finely chop or mince the fresh herbs.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine cucumber, fresh herbs, and remaining ingredients.
  5. Whisk well to combine.
  6. Allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour or two for flavors to develop. Overnight is even better!

Recipe Notes

If you like a smoother dressing, feel free to make it in a blender instead of a food processor or by hand.

For a Fuel Pull (FP) dressing, be sure to use low or non-fat kefir that has been fermented for 48 hours and non-fat strained (Greek-style) yogurt. If using non-fat kefir and yogurt, add up to 1 tablespoon MCT oil, if desired.

For a Satisfying (S) dressing, be sure to use kefir that has been fermented for 48 hours, but feel free to use any fat percentage. Whole milk strained (Greek-style) yogurt can be used. Feel free to add any amount of MCT or olive oil. Try using full fat cultured sour cream or homemade mayo (or any combination of these ingredients).