April 18, 2010

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing



Dressing in Disguise


The thing about this wonderful salad dressing is, well it’s not just for salads. Think about it. How many ways can you use ranch dressing? Unbelievably, I really enjoy using it over steamed vegetables.

And the thing I like most about this recipe is that it is a much lower calorie version than many – still very flavorful and so very fresh tasting.

per 2 tablespoon serving ~ about 31 calories with 2.0g total fat

Like all homemade dressings, make up a batch and store in the refrigerator for about a week, stirring before every use. This recipe makes about 2 cups. Enjoy!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
makes about 24 servings (2 tbsp ea)

1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
3/4 cup (6 oz) low-fat mayonnaise
4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (or 1 tsp dried dill weed)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried parsley flakes)
2 tablespoons minced fresh chives (or 2 tsp dried chives)
2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
    Combine all ingredients in a quart jar. Screw on lid and shake until smooth. Allow to set overnight in the refrigerator before serving. Always shake before serving.

    Store the sealed jar in the refrigerator up to a week.

    Find the Nutritional facts here

    10 comments :

    1. Wow, I love that you made something so creamy and decadent low (well, lower) calorie!!

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    2. You are absolutely right! fresh homemade salad dressing has many uses. Your Ranch Dressing really has potential to bring many dishes up a level. This is an awesome recipe.

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    3. A homemade ranch dressing sounds terrific, I can't wait to make it!

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    4. I have been looking for a homemade ranch dressing that would appeal to the family - and here you are! Perfect timing.

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    5. I need low fat dressing. Eaten too much lately. You have given me an idea. thanks!

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    6. My son is a ranch dressing freak! I'll save a ton of money making my own, thanks for sharing.

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    7. I have always wanted to try this..I bet it's better than any store bought dressing..


      sweetlife

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    8. Rock on! This is an excellent recipe!

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    9. I made this and poured it over potato salad (after loading the potato salad with vegetables) and it all - disappeared. A definite tangy keeper!

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