Monday, January 13, 2014

Nancy's Skinny Ranch Dressing

This is delicious salad dressing!  We took the easy way out and used the Ranch Dry Dressing packet. 

Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing

2 cups buttermilk
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons Best Foods (Hellman’s) Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
*1¼ teaspoon dried parsley, see quick tip for all seasonings
*½ + ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
*½ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
*½ + ⅛ teaspoon Accent
*¼ + ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
*¼ + ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
*¼ + ⅛ teaspoon dried thyme
*¾ teaspoon xanthan gum (thickening agent)

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Pour into an airtight container or jar.** To save time and effort, you can substitute 1 (1 oz) package of Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix for all the dry seasonings. Either use the original ranch or buttermilk seasoning mix. You still might want to add ½ teaspoon of xanthan gum to thicken it. Or, add 1 extra tablespoon of mayonnaise to thicken it.

2. Refrigerate for at least one hour to thicken, before using.

3. Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing will keep in the fridge for 2 – 3 weeks.

 Makes 2 ⅓ cups (each serving, 2 tablespoons)

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