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Ranch Dressing

Make your own creamy, flavor-packed ranch at home. A great staple dressing.
Bottle of creamy dressing shown served over a salad.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Makes: 12 Tablespoons
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

¼ cup mayonnaise (regular or light)
½ cup low-fat buttermilk (see Notes)
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • For a thinner dressing, add an extra 2 to 3 Tablespoons of buttermilk.
  • No buttermilk? Place 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar in measuring cup and fill to the 1 cup line with milk. Stir and let set to thicken slightly.

Comments

Yumm!!  According to the Food Hero nutrition label (love that is here) per 2 tablespoons this has 35 calories less than the ranch dressing in my refrigerator.  And may 4 year old didn't notice any difference eating tons of carrots and peppers with it.  I may try sour cream next time instead of mayo.  Plus you can use any spices.

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