Are you looking for a healthier ranch dressing your kids will love?
Unfortunately, the stuff at the store has a mile long ingredient list with unidentifiable ingredients; and the powdered stuff has MSG!
My kids love to dip fruits and veggies in ranch dressing and I love its creaminess on my grilled chicken salad.
Most homemade recipes either call for mayonnaise, buttermilk or both…and since I’m not keen on the powdered stuff… I’ve been spending nearly $6 on the freshly made organic stuff.
While searching for a healthier recipe for homemade ranch dressing, I met mom blogger, Laura Cipullo of Mom Dishes It Out.
She has a delicious recipe that uses Greek yogurt instead of the traditional mayonnaise ingredient. I was immediately attracted to this recipe not only for its simplicity but also because it uses real ingredients.
If you are a first time visitor or have been loving our recipes for a while, you should know that here at MOMables we promote recipes that use real ingredients. For this reason, all of our school lunch menus cut out the boxed “stuff” and keep it real.
I am glad Laura has this quick recipe because my kid’s intake of raw veggies has now increased. The fact that it’s made with Greek yogurt is a bonus… lots of protein and calcium for their tittle growing bodies. For me, it is a lot more “waistline” friendly than the organic stuff I was buying.
This “dressing” works well as a lunch box dip too! If you omit the buttermilk it’s thick enough to dip away!
- ⅓ cup Greek Yogurt, plain, non-fat
- 3 tbsp buttermilk
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp vinegar
- ⅛ tsp dill, or to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place Greek yogurt in a sieve and allow excess liquid to drain.
- In a medium bowl, stir together strained Greek yogurt, parsley, vinegar, garlic powder, garlic paste and dill. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add buttermilk. If mixture is too thick, add more buttermilk for desired consistency.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to come together.
Laura’s nutrition blog has nutrition tips and encourages readers to adopt a wholesome way of eating that incorporates all foods in moderation. Laura resides in New York City with her husband and children and you can also read her advice on navigating nutrition for a family on her blog Mom Dishes It Out.