Homemade Ranch Dip with a veggie tray

Magnesium-rich Homemade Ranch Dip (or Dressing)

This homemade ranch dip is loaded with magnesium and probiotics as well as other important nutrients. There is no guilt when dipping your veggie (or even your cracker) into this delicious dip! I have written the recipe using dried herbs assuming that unless it is summer you probably won’t have all of them on hand. If you do happen to have them fresh, just use about half of the amount. Fresh herbs have more magnesium and other vitamins and minerals than dried, of course. Let me break down the nutritional highlights of this homemade ranch for you.

  • Homemade Mayo: Homemade mayo made with pastured egg yolks and avocado oil is abundant in healthy fats. If you choose to make a lacto-fermented option, this will up the probiotic content of your dip. 
  • Grass-fed kefir (or homemade yogurt or cultured sour cream): Kefir, homemade yogurt, and cultured sour cream are all good sources of healthy fats, calcium as well as magnesium. However, kefir contains far more probiotics than yogurt which contains more than cultured sour cream. Go here to learn how to make your own cultured sour cream.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: You have probably seen many a post about the wonders of raw apple cider vinegar. It is helpful in balancing blood sugar and managing weight among many other uses. It contains probiotics and beneficial acids.
  • Parsley: A good source of magnesium as well as other vitamins and minerals. 
  • Chives: A good source of magnesium as well as other vitamins and minerals. 
  • Dill: A good source of magnesium as well as other vitamins and minerals. 
  • Basil: A good source of magnesium as well as other vitamins and minerals. 
  • Garlic Powder: While there is minimal magnesium in garlic powder, it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.
  • Onion Powder: Onions follow in garlic’s footsteps. They have minimal magnesium, but are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. 
  • Sea Salt: Celtic and Himalayan are good sources of magnesium as well as other important minerals. 
  • Kelp Powder: With 780 mg of magnesium per 1/2 teaspoon of kelp powder, this is a great way to get your magnesium levels back up or to maintain them. Kelp powder is also a great source of many other minerals as well. 

Homemade Ranch Dip (or Dressing):

Homemade Ranch Close up

  • 1 cup homemade mayo (or quality store-bought brand)
  • 1 cup grass-fed kefir (strained). If you don’t have kefir, use grass-fed plain whole milk yogurt (homemade or quality store-bought). You could use grass-fed cultured sour cream as well. 
  • 1 teaspoon to one tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (this will depend on how sour your kefir is. If you are using the sour cream or yogurt, go with the full tablespoon.)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill 
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder (optional but significantly increases the magnesium content)
  1. Mix all ingredients. Allow to meld together for at least a few hours before serving. 

 

Magnesium Rich Homemade Ranch Dressing or Dip
A nutrient-dense, delicious version of ranch dip that is loaded with magnesium and probiotics.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup homemade mayo (or quality store-bought brand)
  2. 1 cup grass-fed kefir (strained). If you don't have kefir, use grass-fed plain whole milk yogurt (homemade or quality store-bought). You could use grass-fed cultured sour cream as well.
  3. 1 teaspoon to one tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (this will depend on how sour your kefir is. If you are using the sour cream or yogurt, go with the full tablespoon.)
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  6. 2 teaspoon chives
  7. 1 teaspoon parsley
  8. 1/2 teaspoon dill
  9. 1/2 teaspoon basil
  10. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon kelp powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Let flavors meld for at least a few hours before serving.
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