Despite it’s moniker buttermilk is actually a great weapon in the kitchen for making low-calorie substitutions. In the original ranch dressing recipe buttermilk was a key ingredient, but over the years it has been taken over by sour cream and mayonaise resulting in more of a dip and less of a dressing.
This recipe is a classic interpretation: heavy on the herbs, light on the mayo and not lacking in flavour. If you don’t have yogourt, sour cream can be substituted, but these swaps make it just a bit more healthy.
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing(4 servings)
In a small bowl whisk together the mayonaise, chopped herbs, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in the vinegar and buttermilk Taste and adjust seasoning. Store in the fridge.