Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing

by katerina on April 25, 2013

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.

Homemade Ranch 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.

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing

(4 servings)

1 tablespoon mayonaise
2 tablespoons plain yogourt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup buttermilk

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.

Calories(approximate per serving): 45

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