Here is a little picture of a part of one of our fields. I thought it looked kind of "Ranchy". :-)
Shalom Farm's Kefir Ranch
This recipe makes about 3 1/2 C of dressing. (1/2 C shy of a Qrt) I am sure it keeps well because of the cultured aspect of it, but we go through it to quickly to know first hand! This recipe has some "give" so make note of the variations.
In a blender (or bowl) put:
2C homemade kefir cheese
1C fresh milk or (homemade) buttermilk
1/8C (2T) olive oil
Add 2 tsp each of the following dried herbs:
(Optional - add 1tsp paprika and a pinch of cayenne powder. This adds a very nice dimension to your ranch!)
Blend (or whisk) until smooth and store in the refrigerator. It will thicken as it gets cold. If it is too thick for your liking, pull out of the fridge early while preparing your meal or dilute slightly with fresh milk or buttermilk until it reaches the consistency you desire . If you would like it to be a little thicker for a dip, try coconut oil instead of olive oil or serve it right from the fridge.
* This recipe assumes you are a garlic lover like me. :-) So some people might prefer to lesson the garlic amount to 1 1/2 tsp. :-)
This recipe was shared on Wildcrafting Wednesdays, and the Homestead Barn Hop