Mixed Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing

 A bowl of garden mixed salad

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Mixed Garden Salad with Dairy-free Ranch Dressing Recipe


Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro (or parsley) 
  • 1/1 Tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chives
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons almond milk


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 romaine heart lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced quarterly
  • 1/2 english cucumber, sliced quarterly 
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas 
  • 1/4 cup cheder cheese, grated 
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped

How To

  1. Blend dressing ingredients together. Set a side. 
  2. Sauté bacon in a skillet unit crispy. Pat down with a paper towel. 
  3. Combine salad ingredient together. 
  4. Gently drizzle dairy-free ranch dressing with salad. 

serves 2