Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing

Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Cottage cheese blended in a food processor to a creamy texture, while not traditional in ranch dressing, delivers unbelievable richness with minimal calories and fat.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 small shallot, peeled
  • ¾ cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk powder, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


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  1. With the food processor running, add shallot through the feed tube and process until finely chopped. Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, buttermilk powder and vinegar. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary, about 3 minutes. Pour in milk while the processor is running. Scrape down the sides, add dill, salt and pepper and process until combined.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Note: Look for buttermilk powder, such as Saco Buttermilk Blend, in the baking section or with the powdered milk in most supermarkets.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 14 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 25 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 76 mg sodium; 18 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free food

Reviews 1

March 14, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
This dressing has changed my life I've been searching for a healthier version of my favorite restaurants ranch dressing. All the lowfat brands at the stores are bland and fake tasting. With the addition of 1/2 a clove of garlic this is a close replica with a fraction of the calories and fat. Buttermilk powder is also useful in baking so worth keeping on hand. Pros: Great creamy flavor, thick rich texture Cons: Cost if you don't have ingredients on hand
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