Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs

Ranch Dressing with Fresh Herbs

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"This dressing packs a punch of flavor without the use of dried herbs or spices. I wanted a recipe that explodes with freshness, a bit of tang, and traditional ranch flavor. It can be made on the lighter side if you wish. Use it to dip veggies or decadent foods such as fried onion rings or chicken strips. Stores well in the refrigerator. To lighten the calorie count, use light mayonnaise and light sour cream. You can even substitute plain yogurt for the sour cream if you like, but it will alter the taste somewhat."
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Ingredients

2 h 20 m servings 85 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 85 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 163 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Sprinkle the salt over the minced garlic in the bottom of a mixing bowl; make a paste, rubbing the salt into the garlic thoroughly with the back of a spoon. Add the red bell pepper, green onion, shallot, parsley, dill, cilantro, and lemon juice; mix lightly until well combined. Season with black pepper. Add the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream to the mixture; beat with a wire whisk until evenly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Dressing keeps refrigerated up to 1 week.

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Most helpful positive review

I followed this recipe exact only using reduced fat mayonnaise/sour cream--I made no other changes. I mixed this up this morning as I wanted it to have time to sit in the fridge until dinner. I ...

Most helpful critical review

I wanted to love this dressing; I've been making my own and still looking for a great ranch. I knew two raw shallots would be overpowering, based on past experience. But, unfortunately, just one...

I followed this recipe exact only using reduced fat mayonnaise/sour cream--I made no other changes. I mixed this up this morning as I wanted it to have time to sit in the fridge until dinner. I ...

Jackpot! Hubs and I both responded favorably at the same time as this hit our mouths. A most excellent, fresh tasting dressing with a perfect balance of each of its components. Other than usin...

The use of fresh herbs and veggies instead of powders makes a BIG difference. If you're going to use powdered this and that, may as well buy a pouch of dried Hidden Valley! My Family gave a he...

I wanted to love this dressing; I've been making my own and still looking for a great ranch. I knew two raw shallots would be overpowering, based on past experience. But, unfortunately, just one...

This dressing is fabulous...I didnt have green onions on hand so I used red..I will be making this again so nice not to have all those additives

This was very tasty and simple enough to make. I had to resort to dried dill as it's the one herb I didn't plant this year. I cut back a bit on the cilantro and I'm very glad I did as it was a p...

This dressing is very good and beautiful to look at as well. I added twice as much lemon juice because I like a tangier ranch, and the flavour was great. Used it last night as a dip for oven bak...

Finally! A ranch dressing that doesn't resort to garlic and onion powders! Those two ingredients impart a nasty taste, so why use them when fresh garlic and fresh onions are so readily available...

I love this recipe! I made it as a dip and not a dressing, using 3/4c sour cream and 1/2c mayo (no milk). My daughter will eat veggies dipped in ranch, so I need a healthy ranch dip. I omitte...