2 – Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing has a reputation for being liberally poured on everything from salads to French fries to pizza. But have you ever read the label? A modest serving of 2 tablespoons will add 145 calories and 15 grams of fat to your otherwise healthy salad. Low fat and nonfat versions typically have extra salt, sugar, and artificial ingredients. Use our recipe to make a healthier and better-tasting version from scratch that has only 30 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving. It’s made from a blend of dried spices that you can store, so whipping up a new batch of dressing takes seconds
Ranch dressing can be loaded with fat and calories. Make your own homemade ranch with this healthier recipe.
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 5 servings, about 2 Tbsp. each
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk (make your own by adding a tsp of vinegar or lemon juice to milk and let sit for 5 min)
1 Tbsp. of dried ranch seasoning (store bought or homemade – see below to DIY seasoning)
Dried Ranch Seasoning:
- 1/3 cup dry buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp. dried parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. dried chives
- 1 tsp. salt
1. Combine yogurt, buttermilk, and Seasoning Blend in a small bowl; mix well