Salads and Summer

One thing I’ve noticed, reading “complaints” about Paleo/Primal/Wild eating, is the lack of salad dressings.

And, since it’s simmer – I mean Summer – we eat a lot of salads.

Here’s my take on a Paleo/Primal/Wild Avocado Ranch dressing that you can change up by adding more lime juice, more mayo, more seasoning, different seasoning, more avocado(makes a great dip!), add a smidge of stevia, some really good parmesan, some fresh jalapeno, etc.

Use your imagination!

Clean Avocado Ranch Dressing 

1/2 cup paleo mayonnaise (I make mine with avocado oil)

1/2 cup coconut milk (I use aroy-d)

1/2 of an avocado – about 2oz flesh

1 T fresh lime juice + 1tsp zest

1 tsp lemon juice (it’s a synergy thing)

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

2tsp clean Ranch dressing mix (I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W4QQWJQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

1 T fresh cilantro leaves, torn or chopped

IF using home-made mayo, make it the day before so the flavors can develop and it doesn’t taste “raw”.

Using an immersion blender, blend the mayo, coconut milk and juices.

Once those are well mixed, blend in the seasonings and avocado until smooth. Then add the cilantro (if using) and blend a few seconds to disperse it.

Taste, and add salt and pepper if desired, or more juice, etc.

Refrigerate at least an hour for the best flavor, overnight is better.