Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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

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Great for salads and for just plain dipping.

"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...

Makes: 1 cup

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  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, tarragon, basil or dill

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  1. Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, champagne (or white-wine) vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in herbs.


Per tablespoon: 16 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 103 mg sodium; 17 mg potassium.

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