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Ranch Dressing

on July 31, 2010

Ranch dressing is my all time favorite go to dressing. Ever since I tasted Hidden Valley Ranch years ago I was hooked (still think they make the best bottled Ranch ever!). I have tried over the years to make my own and finally found a recipe that is pretty darn good! I have made my own dressings for a while now. I know exactly what is in them and I can watch the fat, sugar and so on. Granted they don’t last as long as bottled dressings but then again they aren’t full of preservatives either. Ranch dressing is one of the best-selling dressings out there! It is used on everything from chicken wings (though I still prefer blue cheese for this) to pizza! This is a super easy recipe and your body will thank you for it! It’s also a low-calorie version so it’s even better for you! In one tablespoon there is only 25 calories and 2 grams of fat! That is great! So give it a try! Let me know on here if you do try this and how you liked it!

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup reduced-fat buttermilk

½ cup light or fat-free sour cream

½ cup light mayonnaise

2 tablespoons chopped chives (1 tablespoon dried)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (1 tablespoon dried)

1 garlic clove, crushed/minced

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Coarsely ground black pepper


DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk well! That’s it you are done!

Makes about 1½ cups.

Per (1 tablespoon) serving: 25 calories, 2 grams fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1 gram protein, 1 gram carbs, 0 grams fiber, 50 mg sodium, 1 point for Weight Watchers



2 responses to “Ranch Dressing

  1. I made the dressing this morning (Aug.4, 2010) and it came out awesome. I actually had to substitute dried parsley and chives for the fresh (thought I had the fresh but didn’t) and I used fat-free sour cream. Tasted it and it tasted incredible! John will have it with his salad at lunch today so we shall see the true verdict! It really was so simple and fast to make.

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  2. Update to this dressing! I made it again but this time I added about 1/3 cup of pureed cucumber. I peeled and seeded half of a large English cucumber then pureed it and drained most of the juice. Added this to the dressing and it became a cucumber ranch dressing! Delicious!

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