If you have not discovered Skyr yet, you need to! Icelandic Provisions Skyr (pronounced “skier”) is a cultured dairy product from Iceland. Skyr is to Iceland as Champagne is to France. In fact, the recipe was developed with Iceland’s oldest farmer owned dairy. Icelandic Provisions Skyr is much more thicker and densely concentrated than yogurt because it takes 4 cups of milk to make just one cup of Skyr.
Unlike other products made in the style of Skyr, Icelandic Provisions is the only one in the US that is made from heirloom cultures that have been treasured and preserved for hundreds of years and passed down by the women of Iceland for generations.
What I love about Icelandic Provisions Skyr is that it is higher in protein, lower in sugar and is made from non GMO ingredients. It doesn’t have the tartness of yogurt and is so creamy and delicious making it the perfect ingredient for dressings and dips.
For the Icelandic Provisions Skyr Ranch Dressing (Whole30 Option in notes)
- 2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
- 1/2 cup total, fresh basil and parsley
- 2 Tbsp chives, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, pressed
- 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 containers Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
For the Baked Potato halves and Wedge Salad:
- 4 medium sized russet potatoes
- Kosher salt (for rubbing on the potatoes)
- 1–2 heads of iceburg lettuce, cut into 6 sections each
- 4–8 slices of oven bacon (directions below)
- 4 jammy eggs (directions below)
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- Marinated Red Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS (click here for the recipe)
- Marinated Red Onion oil
For the ranch dressing:
Chop the scallions and chives. Place into the food processor along with the basil and parsley. Pulse until the herbs are chopped and combined. Remove from the food processor bowl and set aside. There will be residual bits of the herbs in the food processor bowl, go ahead and leave them in there.
Place the garlic, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper, mayonnaise and Skyr in the food processor. Blend until everything is well combined and creamy.
Then, pour the mixture into a bowl and stir the chopped herbs in with a spoon.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.
Baked Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400-450°F (temp depends on your oven). Wash potatoes and rub them with salt. Cut potatoes in half (across the middle, not lengthwise) Place on sheet pan lined with parchment paper, cut side down. Cook for 45-60 minutes until done.
Assemble the salad: Cut the head(s) of iceburg lettuce into 6 even wedges (start by cutting the head of lettuce in half then cut each half into 3 wedges) and place on a large platter. Cut the bacon strips into quarters and the jammy eggs in half. Add the bacon, jammy eggs and halved cherry tomatoes. Top with Marinated Red Onions MAGIC ELIXIRS and drizzle with Marinated Onion oil. Serve with Icelandic Provisions Skyr Ranch dressing.
Oven Bacon: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Place bacon flat on the sheet pan. Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until crispy.
Jammy Eggs: In a small to medium pot, bring water and 1 tbsp salt to a boil. Once boiling, gently place eggs in the water. Cook for 7 ½ minutes. Remove from water with slotted spoon and place immediately into an ice bath for 1 minute. Remove from ice bath and gently peel.