It’s November, the beginning of the Holiday season. One of the cornerstones to eating clean and healthy consistently, is being well stocked with excellent ingredients and having good food ready to eat. So this month I’m going to focus on quick and simple choices to have on hand throughout the busy holiday season. Staying nourished empowers us to say no to the plethora of sweets that are everywhere, and keeps our immune system strong to resist the ever-present flu and colds so rampant this time of year.
To start us off is this dressing, adapted from wholesisters, dump ranch. This Smoky Ranch Dressing is made and stocked in the fridge repeatedly. It’s great for grabbing a salad with some protein on top for a quick lunch. It’s so yummy that every time I serve it, people love it!
Keep these ingredients in your pantry along with full fat coconut milk to whip this up. It takes less than 5 minutes. Note the extra light olive oil that is necessary for this recipe, purchased at Costco.
You just dump everything into a wide mouth quart size mason jar (hence the name dump ranch…thank you whole sisters) and blend it all together with an immersion blender.
It’s so versatile. Try it on Butternut Squash Linguine with Shrimp, Grilled Fish Taco’s, salad greens and veggies with protein, sweet potato fries, put it in a bowl for dipping raw veggies into, or top your favorite burger with it. It will be your go to to keep you eating healthy, delicious and clean. I promise.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
1 egg (room temperature)
1 cup of light olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
Place ingredients in order given into a wide mouth quart jar and blend with an immersion blender for 1 minute. It keeps well refrigerated for 1 week – if you still have any left.