Tuesday, June 14, 2011

80---Health-ified Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

There are not many things that do not go with ranch dressing. For many kids (and some grown-ups), it makes eating vegetables possible. So why settle for a preservative-laden store-bought version when it is so easy to make your own? Those versions can contain up to 16 grams of fat per serving!

Tell your family that you love them and that you accept that, yes, sometimes a bit of ranch does help the vegetables go down. Then make them this healthy homemade ranch dressing. It's delicious and pretty harmless-- therefore its an 80!

Health-ified Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Serves 16

1 cup low fat buttermilk
2/3 cup light sour cream
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp celery seed
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped finely
1/4 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Whisk together all ingredients in a large glass container. Refrigerate until serving. Will keep for ~ 1 week sealed in refrigerator.

Nutrition Info per 2 Tbsp: 20 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g protein, 1.4 g carbohydrates


  1. This looks awesome! I love ranch, but don't love all the calories.

  2. What a wonderful recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!
    new follower from Tasty Kitchen!

  3. What is champagne vinegar? Would it be in a specialty grocery store? Found your blog via PW - looking forward to checking it out.

  4. Hi! I was over on PW's blog and ran across a link to your blog... My kids LOVE fresh veggies. In fact, they would much rather have them not cooked, and generously dipped in ranch dressing! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing and Thankyou for making it so easy to print out! Love that... Thanks again for sharing :)

  5. I found champagne vinegar at my very basic Albertson's store.

  6. Once I made homemade ranch, I never went back to the store bought version. It's so good! I've never used champagne vinegar in mine though...will have to give this a try. Glad to have found your blog :)

  7. I love this idea. No more bottled dressings!