All too often, we have to sacrifice in one area to make gains in another. That shouldn’t be the case in the kitchen! If you’re lactose intolerant—or just cutting back on animal products—you may feel like keto is an impossible dream. After all, it’s all about the cheese and butter, right? Wrong! There’s no reason why your low-carb keto lifestyle can’t also support your other dietary needs, helping you feel your best every day. Reclaim your salads or snacks with this dairy-free, flavor-packed version of classic ranch dressing.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Dijon Delight</p></h4>
Dating all the way back to the 1300s, Dijon mustard has long been a staple condiment for French kings and peasants alike. Made by soaking mustard seeds in white wine and then blending into a creamy spread, this tangy sauce is a little milder than other mustards. It’s perfect to incorporate into recipes and add body to sauces, dressings, and dips. Adding just a dash pays big benefits—mustard is very high in selenium. Many of us are deficient in this mineral, which helps regulate the thyroid and may also improve cognitive function.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Dill-icious</p></h4>
Admit it—you don’t know much about dill other than that it’s one of the things that makes a great pickle. This feathery herb isn’t used often in many kitchens, which is a shame—it’s a flavor powerhouse. In Scandinavia, it’s sprinkled on practically everything, from potatoes to fish and shrimp or even eggs. And with good reason! Dill has been used for thousands of years to improve digestion, increase nutrient uptake, and reduce gas and bloating. The potent flavonoids it contains, like kaempferol, also act as antihistamines, helping relieve sinus pressure and clear allergy congestion. It may even shorten the length of a cold or flu!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Dairy-Free Keto Ranch Dressing</p></h4>
<h5>Prep Time: 5 mins | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Serves: 8</h5>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5>
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 2 teaspoons fresh chives, chopped
* 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
* 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed and crushed
* 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
* 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</p></h5>
1. Whisk all ingredients together well in a large bowl.
2. If the dressing is too thick, add a bit more lemon juice or water to thin it out.
3. Store in a well-sealed jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.