Ranch dressing is one of those things that I could, and would, put on everything. It’s creamy, it is full of flavour, what’s not to love? When I was travelling round the US a few years ago, I was a vegetarian and that meant that I was eating a lot of salads. They pretty much all came smothered in ranch dressing and I fell in love, as ranch was not really a big deal here in the UK. I also gained a few lbs too.
Ever since, I had been buying bottles of it and pouring it over my salads like it was going out of fashion, until I started to read the ingredients of everything I was buying and like most things I was shocked what was in it. It surely must be easy to make it yourself with much less ingredients? Turns out it is.
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I have used Greek yoghurt (of course – did you expect anything else from me?) instead of mayo and sour cream in this recipe as it really lightens it up. If you don’t like the taste of Greek yoghurt (bear in mind that this tastes different from plain Greek yoghurt), then feel free to use a mixture of mayo and sour cream, but remember it will change the nutritional value a lot. Making the mayo and sour cream yourself will still make this recipe much healthier than buying ranch dressing in a bottle.
Ingredients – Serves 4:
– 8 tbsp 0% Greek yoghurt
– 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
– 2 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
– 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
– 2 tbsp skimmed milk
– 1 tsp onion powder
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– Half a tsp Dijon mustard
– A pinch of sea salt and black pepper
1) Put all the ingredients in to a jar and shake well until mixed.
What sauces would you like to see a healthy version of? Leave a comment below.
I have really been getting in to making all my own homemade sauces, dips and dressings over the past few weeks and I have loads of new recipes to share with you. In plenty of time for BBQ season.
If you are going to make your own sauces, then having good quality jars and bottles is important. I got mine from Quick Jars and I am really happy with them. They came really well wrapped, so nothing was broken and an added bonus was lots of bubble wrap. I love bubble wrap! Lots of different sizes, whether you want a sauce bottle or something for chutneys (I have an onion chutney recipe coming soon) or even a bottle to make your own drinks in.
The great thing about these jars is that all their products are sustainably sourced. 99% of their products are produced in the UK and produced by firms that share their view of environmental sustainability and responsibility. I am all about buying local is possible.
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Nutritional Information – per person:
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