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Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing

March/April 2007, The EatingWell Diet (2007)

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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.


Creamy Dill Ranch Dressing Recipe

Makes: 1 1/4 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 small shallot, peeled
  • 3/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk powder, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per 2-tablespoon serving: 19 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 0 g fiber; 125 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium.

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