The Best Skinny Ranch

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The Best Skinny Ranch made with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, and lemon juice has all the flavor of your favorite ranch without all the calories. It takes just a few minutes to throw together and tastes amazing.

36 CALORIES 3g CARBS 1g FAT 3g PROTEIN
1
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(1 Old SmartPoints™)
(1 PointsPlus®)

The Best Skinny Ranch will make all your ranch dressing dreams come true without the guilt. This healthier, homemade ranch has just 36 calories (1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints) with ingredients that are natural and good for you.

I have a little bit of a love hate relationship with ranch. Sometimes I love it and can’t get enough and sometimes, depending on the brand, I hate it and find it too sweet and fake tasting. And light and diet ranch - I pretty much never like them. That was until I came across a basic ranch recipe, made a few minor tweeks, and found a skinny ranch I LOVE. Full of fresh herbs and lemon, it tastes great and is perfect for just about anything. The dressing is not as thick as typical ranch, which I actually like. If you want it a little thicker, substitute 1/4 cup light mayo for 1/4 cup of the buttermilk and you will get a thicker dressing.

Weight Watchers Ranch Dressing in a mason jar with lettuce in the background.

You can serve this in all the traditional ways. Toss it with your favorite salad, dip in some fresh cut crudite, or make some buffalo chicken and douse it with this skinny ranch. It tastes good on everything. Personally, I love having a container ready in the fridge. I find I always eat more veggies when its around.

Here are some tips for making the Best Skinny Ranch

  • This healthier ranch is on the thinner side and perfect for drizzling. However if you want a thicker ranch, you can substitute light mayo, light sour cream, or more Greek yogurt for some of the buttermilk.
  • Depending on your dietary needs, you can make a richer version by using full fat yogurt and sour cream.
  • If the garlic flavor is too strong with the raw garlic, use either roasted garlic or garlic powder instead. You can also add in some onion powder for extra flavor.
  • For a spicy version, add in some chipotle peppers in adobo or Sriracha. You can also make a buffalo version by adding in some buffalo sauce.

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The Recipe

The Best Skinny Ranch

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 1 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 1 Hours, 5 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup low fat buttermilk, shaken well
  • 1/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp light sour cream
  • 3 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 U garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

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Instructions

  1. Mix together all the ingredients well. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Enjoy with just about anything.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (55g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36
Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 4mg
1%
Sodium 168mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

For a thicker ranch with a dip consistency, consider using 1/4 cup buttermilk and 3/4 cup Greek yogurt.
The Best Skinny Ranch
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
1 Comment
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March 1, 2018 - 05:33
How long will this last in the fridge?
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