This Skinny Homemade Ranch Dressing is the perfect addition to your favorite salad, dip for your vegetables and more. This easy ranch dressing recipe is made in 5 minutes! While this post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
Skinny Homemade Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing is a staple in most households. Ranch dressing is a delicious dip for fresh vegetables, pizza, drizzled on spicy foods; like my buffalo chicken meatballs, and of course on your favorite salads. Some of the store bought salad dressing have ingredients that you can’t pronounce, chemicals and preservatives, so if you would rather leave those out of your diet, I have the perfect solution for you. Make homemade ranch dressing. Plus, once you have the dried herbs and spices at home, it’s incredibly cost effective to make ranch dressing at home.
You all know that I try to cut fat and calories when I can so I made a skinny homemade ranch dressing. I used fat free milk and fat free Greek yogurt as my main ingredients. The lack of fat content did make my salad dressing thinner than what you are probably used to, but it did not lack in flavor. It tasted amazing on my salads, and I didn’t miss the fat and calories 😉
Speaking of salads, how amazing does that salad look? I made a salad with organic spinach and organic spring mix, then I topped it with maple glazed walnuts, fresh strawberries, leftover rotisserie chicken, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, shredded carrots and cheese. The flavor profile from the dill and chives in the low fat ranch dressing was the perfect accompaniment.
For this homemade skinny ranch dressing you will need the following herbs and spices:
- Dried Chives
- Dried Dill
- Dried Parsley
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
You will also need a lemon, the acidity is the perfect balance to the earthy flavors.
And of course, the most important ingredients in this homemade ranch dressing is the milk and Greek yogurt. Milk is an excellent source of calcium, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamins A, D, E, and K and B12. Yogurt is a good source of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Making this healthy homemade ranch dressing something you can feel good about serving your family. As I mentioned above, I used skim milk and fat-free Greek yogurt, feel free to substitute whole milk and regular Greek yogurt for a more creamy texture.
Now, here is my recipe for ranch dressing, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
Fat Free Homemade Ranch Dressing
- ¾ cup milk I used skim, use whole milk for a thicker consistency
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt I used fat free, use regular for a thicker consistency
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp Dried Chives
- 2 tsp Dried Dill
- 1 tsp Dried Parsley
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and milk until smooth.
- Add the seasonings to the milk and yogurt mixture. Whisk to combine.
- Add the lemon and whisk again.
- Cover or pour into a jar until ready for use.
- Shake or stir before use
I hope you enjoy this homemade ranch dressing as much as we do!
You can store your homemade dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. Shake before use to make sure all those amazing herbs and spices are mixed in.