As I mentioned before, I am looking to replicate the ranch dressing you get in most restaurants here in Birmingham (Alabama). I use this dry ranch mix for this recipe. I started with the recipe for homemade ranch dressing at The Crafty Blog Stalker and tweaked it to my liking. To lighten up this ranch, I use nonfat buttermilk and reduced fat mayonnaise made with olive oil.
Did I mention it’s low fat? I did a recipe analysis on Calorie Count, and there are only 33 calories and 2.2 grams of fat per 2 tbsp serving! Here is the nutritional info per 2 tbsp (about 1 oz of dressing).
This recipe yields about 1½ cups of dressing, so there are 12 servings total. And it tastes so much better than the full-fat ranch dressings you buy in a bottle! The recipe I have on my dry ranch mix below in the picture was an older one I was using and doesn’t reflect the most recent changes in this recipe.
Updated April 27, 2013: I have since tweaked this recipe one more time, and it is perfect now! The nutritional info and recipe below reflect my changes.
- 4 tsp ranch dressing mix
- 4 tbsp reduced-fat olive oil mayonnaise
- 4 tbsp sour cream
- 1 cup nonfat buttermilk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Mix all ingredients until well blended.