Better Than Skinny Ranch Dressing

by | Jun 18, 2020 | Salads | 0 comments

Ranch dressing is arguably the most requested dressing out there. I guess you could make an argument for Italian, but since I’m doing the writing, I’m going with ranch. I have been making my own version of ranch dressing for a really long time, and have gone through many variations, and I still do change it up on occasion depending on my mood. The one I’m sharing with you is a family favorite and always in my refrigerator. The best part is that no one even knows it’s lightened up, thanks to my recent discovery of the many uses for plain Greek yogurt.

Many of my recipes include shortcuts, because, let’s face it, life is busy, I refer to those recipes as “halfway homemade,” and this is one of them. To make skinny ranch dressing, I replaced the sour cream with non-fat plain Greek yogurt, full-fat cream with a mix of fat-free half and half and skim milk, and I used light (and a little less) mayo. This is also the base I use for most of my dressing recipes, including my blue cheese dressing. The halfway homemade part is the use of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix. I do add a couple of additional spices; garlic and chives. Why chives? Mostly because I love the delicate onion and garlic flavor that chives bring to the table, and well garlic is like that old SNL skit, you always need more cowbell — or garlic as the case may be. Of course, depending on your own tastes, they are completely optional, but you should add them, you’ll thank me later!

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Calories46kcal
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Better Than Skinny Ranch Dressing

CourseSalad
1
1
1
SP
Servings: 8 servings
Calories46kcal
Author: Lisa

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt my faves are Fage and Choboni
  • 3 tbsp Light Mayo (I use Kraft)
  • tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix (or one packet)
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Fresh or Freeze-dried Chives optional (I usually put in more, I love chives)
  • ¼ cup Skim Milk (I use Fairlife)
  • ¼ cup Fat Free Half n' Half
  • ½ tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, mayo, ranch mix and other spices together.
  • Add the milk and half and half a little at a time, stirring between each addition.
  • Add the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 409mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg

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