I don’t know why it took me so long…

to open up this bottle of Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing.

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Everyone I know who has tried it has been raving about it.  And I love the Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard and Greek dressings.

But I’ve never been a huge fan of ranch dressing.  So it’s been sitting, untouched, in my pantry.  Until today.  And all I can say is…

Damn!  This stuff is amazing!

I made myself a very simple salad.   Pre-washed spring mix and diced red pepper, with a few pieces of nitrate-free bacon on top, then drizzled the Primal Kitchen Ranch on top.

Sooooo good!  With some leftover chicken or steak on top it would have been a great entree salad.

Now, I haven’t eaten commercial ranch dressing in years, but I am guessing this has a little bit more of a spicy kick to it.  The dill and parsley stood out to me.  The consistency was a little thinner than I expected, which is a good thing.  I don’t like thick, gloppy dressings.

But what really makes this special, besides the taste, are the ingredients.  Avocado oil and organic apple cider vinegar to start with.  Avocado oil is high in antioxidants and helps with nutrient absorption.  Apple cider vinegar is so amazing I wrote a whole post about it…. DNCE and ACV .

Another key ingredient is nutritional yeast, which adds great flavor and many nutrients.  It’s especially high in B vitamins.  I’ve used nutritional yeast from time to time in my cooking…might have to do a post on it soon.

Here’s what the Primal Kitchen website has to say about this amazing dressing:

“Primal Kitchen dairy-free ranch is the holy grail of dressings: an uncompromisingly delicious, rich, full-flavored and oh, so healthy ranch dressing.  Using 100% pure avocado oil, our ranch includes only the finest health-enhancing, nutritional ingredients, including organic garlic, onion, dill, cage-free organic eggs, nutritional yeast, black pepper and chives.  And that means no dairy, no buttermilk, gluten, soy, canola or sugar in sight.  So go ahead and finally enjoy your childhood favorite again!  No guilt here.”

If you are looking to liven up your salads, I highly recommend this dressing, along with the Honey Mustard and Greek dressing from Primal Kitchen.  

Most commercial salad dressings (even from many of the “natural labels”) are made from oils like soybean, safflower and canola.  Not only are these processed with high heat and solvents, they are typically made from GMO crops.

For years, I was making my own salad dressing to avoid these highly processed oils.  While I’m still cool with making my own dressing (and will probably share a recipe with you soon!) I’m thrilled that some healthy and delicious options are finally available.

So, of course you’re wondering…can Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Ranch dressing help you stay happy, healthy and hot?

Of course it can!  And so can the Honey Mustard and Greek dressings!

You’ll be happy eating such a tasty salad.  The ingredients used, including avocado oil, organic apple cider vinegar and nutritional yeast are all very healthy.  And subbing salads in for some high carb meals can help you maintain a healthy weight.  The avocado oil is a healthy fat that keeps your skin glowing and your hair shiny.  So you will be very hot!

What are you putting on your salad?

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4 thoughts on “I don’t know why it took me so long…

  1. Hey Michael…I’m totally with you on that. So many of the salad dressings out there have crappy oils like canola and soy (even if they say organic) I love that these use avocado oil. They’re priced higher than the others, but totally worth it when you look at the ingredients.

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  2. This dressing is indeed amazing! I am surprised it took you this long too, as your recommendation for Primal Kitchen’s Chipotle Lime mayo convinced me to buy it!
    And do refer to the recipe for Buffalo Ranch Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos that was featured on Mark’s Daily Apple. These are incredibly easy to make and so delicious. I’ve made them for book club. I made them for Thanksgiving. And they are delicious reheated or chopped up in eggs for breakfast. I used the stuffing in hollowed out cooked potatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms too, for the less “hot-pepper” inclined in my group. I can use that ranch dressing in everything without guilt.
    I love your recommendations, always. So thanks for doing them!

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  3. Oh, I’m so glad you brought up that recipe for the Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos, because it sounded amazing. And I love the idea of throwing them into eggs for breakfast…I throw all kinds of things into my eggs. It’s a great way to clean out the fridge and keep things interesting. Thanks for checking in Primal Plum…always love hearing from you!

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