Dealer Joe’s Natural Cucumber Kefir Dressing

Trader Joe's Organic Cucumber Kefir Dressing

It has been over 9 years since we final checked out a Dealer Joe’s kefir product. Granted, that one was extra of a beverage and this one is a condiment, however nonetheless, these are the one two merchandise we have seen that comprise the identify “kefir” by means of almost a decade of evaluations. All I learn about kefir is that it is principally a drinkable yogurt. I am nonetheless not even 100% positive the way you’re speculated to pronounce the phrase. Luckily, I will not should say it out loud any time quickly. Sonia and I’ve merely been referring to this dressing as, “you recognize, the cucumber stuff.”

I would say all issues thought-about, we’re followers. It is oddly skinny for a milk-based salad dressing, however we’re each high-quality with that. We predict the thinness makes it extra summery. Thick stuff is for fall and winter. That is like the nice and cozy climate model of ranch, a minimum of texture-wise.

It is tremendous tangy, cucumbery, and refreshing. Just about each ingredient is actually natural, in order that’s a plus. Energy and fats depend are very affordable. It is all the time a disgrace once you select a salad considering you are being good and you then do some math and understand you are really getting simply as many energy and infrequently extra fats than in case you’d gotten a sub or a hamburger. Ah effectively, a minimum of there’s extra roughage and fewer carbs, proper?

Taste-wise, it isn’t too far off from a Caesar dressing, however far more bitter. There are quite a few forms of oils and vinegars, in addition to actual cucumber puree. The mix of spices is noticeable nevertheless it does not overshadow the tangy dairy flavors or the delicate notes of cucumber. It is virtually like a skinny American tzatziki. Sonia thought the bitter energy was a little bit intense—not that she disliked it, however she used considerably much less dressing than I did in order to not overpower her style buds.

I, personally, do not assume this condiment works as a veggie dip so effectively, because it does not coat as a lot as different dips. If you happen to’ve received all of your greens in a bowl, it really works as a traditional salad dressing. I’ve tried it instead condiment in a sandwich, nevertheless it tends to slip off the perimeters of the bread and drip down onto your plate. You’ll be able to all the time strive dabbing your sandwich into the little puddles of the dressing to get better among the escaped parts, however that may be irritating and tedious.

The worth is $3.49 for a bottle that will not final lengthy. A bigger household may undergo the bottle at a single meal—and I imply that as a testomony each to the diminutive measurement of the bottle in addition to to the standard and uniqueness of the product. Says there’s 12 servings, however I believe it is extra like six the best way I exploit dressing. Three and a half stars a chunk.

Backside line: 7 out of 10.