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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

I will admit that when I first saw this pin on Pinterest that I was really skeptical of how it would taste but I always like to try new things! I got out an old jar that I saved from having banana peppers one time and mixed all the ingredients together and let it chill. When it was "finished" an hour later I tasted it and was really surprised that it tasted really good! It is a little bit more tart than a lot of the bottled ranch dressings that I have tried but I like it better. It tastes like a mix between salad dressing and ranch dip.

And guess what? The ENTIRE jar has just over 270 calories and no fat. Wow.

No more buying ranch dressing for us! This is our go to from now on. I even used fat free milk instead of the 1% milk that the normal recipe called for and it still turned out perfectly well!

Just ignore the pesto and feta in my picture... I was making a variation on the pizzas that I posted yesterday. Whole wheat pita with a mix of this ranch and a little pesto for the sauce, covered in fresh spinach leaves, just a sprinkle of feta, sliced leftover grilled chicken and freshly cracked pepper - wow. Bake at 400 for 5 minutes.

This recipe is courtesy of The Caffeinated Chronicles of Supermom and can be found at this site HERE.

From The Caffeinated Chronicles of Supermom

Nutritional Information for the WHOLE jar (calculated on MyFitnessPal.com): Calories 273, Carbs 34, Fat grams 0, Protein 28 (Calculated based on skim milk)

1 cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
1 packet ranch dressing dry mix (not dip ~ I found online that this is 3 Tbsp equivalent)
1/2 cup skim or 1% milk

Mix all ingredients together in a jar and refrigerate for 1 hour before use.


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Shayla Bentley said...

Not really. This is pretty much all that there is to it! Glad you enjoyed it.

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Alex Little said...

Just made this tonight. I have to agree, it does have a bit more tanginess than regular ranch that I like better. Thanks for the recipe