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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

January/February 2009, February/March 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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Great for salads and for just plain dipping.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Instead of using low-fat buttermilk (which you can never overcome the runny problem) I splurged on full-fat. As for low-fat mayo, a lot of low-fat mayos are garbage and just have more soybean oil instead of the eggs, and the eggs are...

12 Reviews for Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

01/19/2012
Anonymous

Try using low fat yogurt or sour cream instead of buttermilk. It will thicken it without adding extra calories.

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12/04/2011
Anonymous

The runniness can be arrested with the addition of talcum powder. If runniness persists, simply throw it out and go to the grocer for ready made.

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Anonymous wrote 45 weeks 3 days ago

mwhahaha, laughed out loud

mwhahaha, laughed out loud when I saw this "tip!" I hope no one took it seriously. . .

Anonymous wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Talcum powder is not for

Talcum powder is not for consumption. Last I recall, it is a dusting powder.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Talcum powder? Seriously?

Talcum powder? Seriously?

09/05/2010
Anonymous

Instead of using low-fat buttermilk (which you can never overcome the runny problem) I splurged on full-fat. As for low-fat mayo, a lot of low-fat mayos are garbage and just have more soybean oil instead of the eggs, and the eggs are what give it flavor. Soybean oil isn't good for ya either.

I've found the best lowfat mayo after literally trying out a dozen kinds: Lemonaise Light. It's pricey, but gives a great mouthfeel. It's available on Amazon if it's not in your local grocery store. Also, I used much more buttermilk than lemonaise, because in the called for amounts I got a very thick texture because both full fat buttermilk and lemonaise light are on the thick side. I also used chives as my fresh herb. Delicious!

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 3 weeks ago

Although runny. The whole

Although runny. The whole point or article was what to do with buttermilk!!! so with that said it tastes good and sprung idea to substitute sour cream for buttermilk in some recipes. Like Ranch Dressing.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

Your observation about the

Your observation about the fat content is right on. However, I would caution the prior commentors (regarding the mayonnaise comment to which I am also responding) to read more about Canola oil (no such thing as a canola plant - it's derived from genetically-modifying another plant!) before deciding that this oil is a healthy option.

Anonymous wrote 2 years 26 weeks ago

I agree with your

I agree with your recommendation about Lemonaise-it's really good.

 
m.carlson-smith wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

I agree. I typically can't stand reduced-fat mayo, but the Best Foods mayo made with Canola Oil tastes just like the real deal to me. It doesn't say "reduced fat" anywhere on the front label, but it has half the calories of regular (45 per TBSP versus 90 in regular mayo).

 
constanceleair wrote 4 years 2 weeks ago

The recipie doesn't call for reduced fat buttermilk, and both Kraft and Best Foods make a great mayo with olive oil and canola oil. They're 1/2 the calories of traditional mayo.

06/09/2010
Anonymous

The solids in buttermilk settle on the bottom of the carton so you have to shake it well first, to prevent the runniness.

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06/09/2010
Anonymous

Maybe using some powdered form of buttermilk instead of all liquid form would help with the runny issue.
jan

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