by Olena

Healthy Ranch Dressing

by Olena

Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe with Greek yogurt or buttermilk is a low calorie alternative to high in fat, cholesterol and sodium store bought one. Make once, use in any salad all week.

Why Homemade Healthy Ranch Dressing?

This healthy ranch dressing recipe is a low calorie alternative to high in fat, cholesterol and sodium store bought one. If you compare nutritional info serving to serving (even the “healthy” one), I promise you will be stunned as me.

  • Calories: 30 vs. 290. Shut the front door!
  • Fat: 30 vs. 3. OMG.
  • Cholesterol: 12 vs. 20. OK, not that bad.
  • Sodium: 272 vs. 686. “Thank you” says my blood pressure.

Are you convinced you need to make your own yet?

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What Are Ingredients for Healthy Ranch Dressing?

No nasty soybean oil or high calorie mayo. Buttermilk, plain 2% or whole milk yogurt or Greek yogurt (thin out with a bit of water if too thick) work. No mustard, lemon juice or vinegar. Honestly, that’s what makes many Americans hate cooking – too complicated. It’s not how Europe eats.

I used garlic powder for a subtle garlic flavour rather than a shot in your nostrils and a punch in your co-workers’ face with fresh garlic flavour. If you are making this ranch dressing mid-winter, dried dill weed would work. Obviously not as good as fresh but you will get desired flavour pretty close.

How to Use Healthy Ranch Dressing

Make once, use in any salad all week.

Pictured above is healthy cobb salad. Fun fact: I tried it first time ever while in Disneyland. But we will all agree mine is waaaay better and cheaper. That night our bill in a restaurant just outside the resort was US$130. Nothing fancy, just a $20 cobb salad and a few beers.:)

How to Make Healthy Ranch Dressing

  1. In a small jar with lid, add yogurt or buttermilk, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe with Greek yogurt or buttermilk is a low calorie alternative to high in fat, cholesterol and sodium store bought one. Make once, use in any salad all week.
  2. Stir with a fork or shake the jar well. Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe with Greek yogurt or buttermilk is a low calorie alternative to high in fat, cholesterol and sodium store bought one. Make once, use in any salad all week.
  3. Serve over any salad of your choice.
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Healthy Ranch Dressing

5 from 2 reviews

Healthy Ranch Dressing Recipe with Greek yogurt or buttermilk is a low calorie alternative to high in fat, cholesterol and sodium store bought one. Make once, use in any salad all week.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small jar with lid, add yogurt or buttermilk, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir with a fork or shake the jar well.
  3. Serve over any salad of your choice, like healthy cobb salad.

Store: Refrigerate in a jar for up to 7 days.

Notes

I used garlic powder for a subtle garlic flavour rather than a shot in your nostrils and a punch in your co-workers’ face with fresh garlic flavour.

If you are making this ranch dressing mid-winter, dried dill weed would work. Obviously not as fresh but you will get desired flavour pretty close.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. I wasn’t sure about making this with Greek yogurt, but it turned out so yummy!! It was much too thick with the yogurt, so I added a couple tablespoons of plain almond milk so that I could shake it up. That worked perfectly and this has such a great, fresh flavor with zero guilt!

  2. This looks delicious. My mom is a garlic lover and she ate them raw and use it as vitamins. She claimed that it healed my dad’s cysts, so they are eating garlic in the morning for extra boost of health. Garlic is also very good to lower cholesterol, so this dressing is simply packed with all the great nutrients. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes and I believe garlic is a superfood and can cure many diseases. It’s amazing! Funny you talk about your parents eating garlic in the morning – many people in Ukraine do the same and I almost wrote about that and how wonderful must be taking transit with them in the morning to work.:)

  3. Just checked the ranch dressing I have in my fridge, and it has MSG in it. Blah!! Going to give this recipe a try. Sounds really good.

    1. Yeah…I haven’t bought salad dressings in over a year. My fridge doors are so clean now – mustard, milk, red hot sauce and that’s it.:)