Remember a few weeks ago when I was talking about how much I love kefir? Lately, I’ve been enjoying this probiotic-rich drinkable yogurt as is as a snack. Sprinkle on a little cinnamon and drink up.

kefir with cinnamon

I’ve also been loving it lately as a salad dressing.

You might be thinking ,”What the what?”

I totally get that. Hear me out, though. We think it’s totally normal to enjoy creamy salad dressings like ranch, blue cheese, and buttermilk-based dressings. Maybe because I’d already posted a few Greek yogurt dressings earlier this year (this one is my current fave of the bunch), a little lightbulb finally went off in my head. Why add water to thin out my yogurt when I could just start with kefir and skip the water? Duh, Jess. kefir dressed salad

Calling this is a recipe feels like a bit of a cop-out, but here you have it.

salad with beet caviar


  • 1/4 cup plain kefir
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk or shake together ingredients to combine.
  2. Pour over salad and toss.

(serves 2)

What’s your favorite salad dressing? 

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