With everyone hanging out at home, it’s getting increasingly hard to get everyone excited about eating well. Especially because we tend to snack all the time when we are at home! Here’s an easy-to-make recipe that can go from snack to salad without missing a beat! Bonus, everyone loves ranch!

Chives bring an “oniony” tang to the dressing, and lots of nutrition, too!  Chives contain vitamin K, vitamin A, fiber and folate.  Like other allium members, chives contain antioxidants that kill free radicals. Other allium foods are: onions, leeks, garlic…all powerhouses for your health!

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • (A good way to eat your veggies!)
  • 1 Head Garlic
  • 1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Light Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Light Olive Oil Mayo
¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
  • 2 TB Chopped Chives
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Step One

Cut 1/2-inch off the top of the head of garlic. Place the garlic in aluminum foil and drizzle with the 1TB olive oil. Bake until soft, at 350F for about 1 hour. Set aside to cool.

Step Two

When the garlic is cool, squeeze the garlic out of the head into the bowl of a food processor. Add the buttermilk, lemon juice, mayo, parsley and chives, and puree. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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