Monday, September 17, 2012

Low Calorie Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

I was looking for a new salad dressing recipe. A creamy one. Something delicious.

And here it is!

Ranch Dressing 

1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup light mayonnaise (I actually did use the light mayo. Even though I think it's evil)
1/4 cup low fat sour cream (ditto on the sour cream)
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp minced shallot or red onion
1 tbsp fresh cilantro (I did NOT use this. Yuck!)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (I didn't have any lemons. So lime juice it was!)
2 tsp minced fresh dill (um, again, no fresh dill. Dried went in.)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (would you believe I only had fresh garlic. 1 clove, pressed.)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Pinch cayenne pepper

Whisk all the ingredients together (I used a measuring cup) until smooth.

And guess who ate it???? SCOTT!!! I know. Ridiculous!!!!!

It turned out well. Despite my substitutions. The fresh dill would have made it better but in a pinch the dried stuff was good.


Only 30 calories for 2 tablespoons.

Yes, that would be 1/2 the calories for typical oil and vinegar dressings.

Like I said, enjoy!


  1. this is going to be good... sounds worthy of non-food purchases (ie low fat anything !)

  2. Can you share your diet friendly pumpkin muffin recipe?

  3. I just made this and it was de-yi-shus! I put it on chopped up chicken, broccoli, celery and red pepper. So yummy. Was going to have it on a wrap but skipped it so I could have 1/2 a scone for dessert ;)

  4. I'm so glad it was a hit!! I have made three batches now!

    I will get on the muffin recipe posting!