Sauces, Dressings, Condiments, Creams: Salad Dressings: Ranch Dressing

Try this healthy natural light green Ranch dressing on a salad of baby spinach, romaine lettuce or sliced veggies.

Author: American Institute for Cancer Research
Date: May 26, 2005

Suggestions: The garlic flavor intensifies and, after 2 hours, will be highly dominant. To avoid this, garlic can be mixed into the dressing about 5 minutes before serving.

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x 2 tablespoon servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins


    1 medium garlic clove, finely minced *
    2 Tbsp finely snipped chives
    1 Tbsp finely snipped flat-leaf parsley leaves
    2 tsp white vinegar
    1 Tbsp reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 Tbsp lowfat (2%) small curd cottage cheese
    1/2 cup fat-free or lowfat buttermilk
    1 pinch of salt and white pepper, to taste


    In a blender or food processor, purée the garlic, chives, parsley and vinegar. Gradually add, continuing to purée, the mayonnaise, cottage cheese and buttermilk until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Use immediately.

    Makes 3/4 cup dressing.


    Black pepper can be used in place of white pepper.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:22 cals
Kilojoules:92 kJ
Fat:1.0 g
Carbohydrates:2.0 g
Protein:1.0 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:58 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:0.0 g
Calcium:37.0 mg
Total Sugars:1.3 g

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