Kefir Salad Dressing

Wow, life has been totes cray cray lately.  I don’t even know where to begin so I should probably just not go there except to say that I’ve come to the realization that there is little I can control in this world, and that’s a hard pill for a control freak to swallow.  Also, PATIENCE.  I have zero and right now I need to have a butt load in order to make it through the next month without imploding.  Ok, moving on…

Did you know that Kefir has the same amazing tang as buttermilk?  Well it does, and this is why it makes for a great ingredient in salad dressings!  I made some chicken kabobs a while back and decided to throw that grilled goodness on a salad for lunch the next day…but that shiz needed a topper.  Am I right?


I make vinaigrette dressing ALL THE TIME, here’s some proof.  But I really wanted something creamy to compliment my smoky grilled salad.  Here’s what I threw together…

  • 2 cups Plain Lifeway Kefir
  • 1 cup Plain Lifeway Strained Kefir (or greek yogurt)
  • 1 small bunch fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 small bunch fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

All you need to do is throw everything in a seal-able jar and shake it like a polaroid picture.  I like using the Argo Tea bottles because they just work…see.


You can also play around a little with the kefir/yogurt ratio if you prefer a thicker (or thinner) dressing.  Unlike most things in life, you can control the consistency of this dressing.  I’ll take it.


Now you better bet I poured a good heaping of that dressing all over my grilled salad, and I didn’t have to feel bad about it because it’s kefir for crying out loud!  If you’re looking for a creamy buttermilky dressing that is also amazingly good for you, might I suggest trying this one out…and if you have time could you send me some good juju?  Thanks a bunch.

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