Who Loves Homemade, Fresh Dressing for Their Salad and Dip?
Well, out here at Romance & the Homestead, (the Jake & Jewel, named after my parents) we adamantly do! We love fresh, wholesome, nutrient dense food. We customarily use these kinds of nutritious food for “our medicine,” along with other nutritious things.
I always heard growing up, “You are what you eat!”
And this is so true. Most of the “food” in our supermarkets are processed to “death,” packaged in a box, and then shipped. I mean, literally, it is mostly dead food. And our live food, mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, are not nutrient dense anymore as they were fifty or more years ago. So we are losing important, live giving nutrients at every turn.
Believe me, I know, because twenty-five years ago, I went on a journey with food to save my life. I had a husband, two small children, and a life in front of me I wanted to live out. To make a long, painful story short, I began to use fresh food, the best plant-based, organic vitamins I could find and afford. And I learned about something called “probiotics.”
I am now a passionate promoter of taking your health into your own hands and creating and keeping a healthy gut. It saved my life, along with prayer and faith. That is why here at the homestead you will find my blog, and life, is about all wholesome things: food, faith, family, and growing in love. In my love walk as an author, I passionately underscore love in all my books: children, faith, and romantic love stories, which are more than just romance, but fulfilling stories that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with unique characters. You can find them all on my Shop-For-Love page. And go over to my Contact page and sign up for my twice-a-month news letters. Hit the follow button. Find more about me (us) on my About page.
Okay, I don’t usually put a monologue in front of my recipe posts, but I did this time to bring you into why I have fallen in love with “Kefir,” a probiotic made with milk: cow’s milk, goat’s milk, and even coconut milk kefir. I’ve been using kefir for several months now and already experiencing great benefits. Here I could put down all the research for kefir’s benefits, but instead, we’ll just go to the recipe so you can get started on your healthy, fresh, homemade, Kefir Thousand Island Dressing. I bet here you just thought, “Whew! I’m glad, I thought she was gonna talk me to death! I only clicked on for the kefir recipe!” (Go ahead and laugh!!)
Homemade Fresh Kefir Thousand Island Dressing
I researched lots of homemade Thousand Island Dressing recipes, not just with kefir, with lots of different ingredients. I took the things I thought we would like and melded them into my own recipe for a wholesome, kefir Thousand Island Dressing. Here is what I wrote down!
The hardest part of this delicious kefir Thousand Island Dressing recipe is gathering your stuff and measuring it out. Then it’s a snap.
What you will need at a glance:
- 1 TBLS finely minced onion. (I used yellow, because I had it. But white or purple is fine.”
- 2 TBLS finely minced bread & butter pickles. (Here I used some Homie and I had “put up” as the old folks always said; pickled ourselves.)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise. ( I used Dukes. I live in the south. If you’re from the south, you’ll understand. lol)
- 1/4 cup ketchup. (I used organic.)
- 1/4 cup sour cream. (I used the sour cream I made with my kefir. But a good store brand will do.”
- 1/4 cup kefir cream. (I made with my kefir beads and raw/organic cows’ milk. But you can find kefir in your supermarket.”
- 1 TLBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 TSP sweet chili sauce
- 1/4 TSP salt
- 1/4 TSP black pepper
When you get all this measured out, wah-la!! Now just transfer all your ingredients into a bowl and whisk them until they are all blended! Now pour fresh kefir Thousand Island Dressing into your clean, clear jar. I used a pint canning jar. They are so great for everything! This recipe will almost fill a pint jar.
Make sure to your scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula so you don’t lose any of that great goodness of your homemade, kefir, and probiotic, Thousand Island Dressing.
Place it in the fridge for a few hours to thicken, and you have delicious fresh, probiotic, kefir Thousand Island Dressing for your salads. When it thickens, you can also use it as a delicious dip for your chips, corn chips, and vegetables.
I hope you enjoy!
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