Homemade Ranch DressingNov 15 2010 by
My husband and I recently switched from PC’s to the new MacBook Airs. You might be wondering what the heck this has to do with Ranch dressing? Well, in the sheer giddiness of the switch over (I am LOVING my Mac!!!) I forgot to transfer my calendar reminders. So when I received the email from my friend confirming that we were still set for her family to come over for dinner I went into a semi blind panic since I was none to prepared to host a dinner party! With less than 3 hours to whip something up I thanked my lucky stars that I had some frozen turkey meat and made some Homemade Meatballs and sliced up some fingerling potatoes for dinner. Then my downfall, I had just used up the last of my Homemade BBQ Sauce and had nothing to actually serve with the meatballs as a sauce. As I opened my fridge I noticed a half used container of buttermilk that I had recently used to make a Skillet Cornbread – and that is how my ranch recipe was born! I did not use a recipe to make this dressing…I went completely by taste when adding ingredients. Everyone seems to have their own opinion of what makes a good ranch so as you make your ranch feel free to add a little of this or that to make it your own signature dressing!
- 1 1/4 cups low fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup Yogurt Cheese
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 1/2 tsp dried chives
- Mix all the ingredients together until smooth. Yup, it’s really that simple!
Makes 14 servings.
Serving size 2 tablespoons.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 12.5, Cal. from Fat: 2, Total Fat: <.5g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 1g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 1g, Sodium: 36mg, Chol: 1mg
The ranch dressing got 2 thumbs up from everyone at my dinner party. The next day my husband had some of the leftover meatballs for lunch and put some of the ranch dressing on them. He couldn’t believe it was the same dressing from the previous night. He actually asked if I had made a new dressing! As it turns out this dressing is good when you first make it and even better the next day!
Store your ranch dressing in the fridge for up to 1 week.