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Ranch Dip & Crunchy Vegetables

From: EatingWell

Adults and kids alike love the tanginess of this ranch-style dip. By using nonfat buttermilk and low-fat mayonnaise for the creamy base we've cut the fat substantially and eliminated the saturated fat. It only takes 15 minutes to make and keeps for 3 days so it's perfect for a healthy snack in a pinch.

Servings: 6 servings, 2 1/2 tablespoons dip & 1 cup vegetables each
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
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1/2 cup  nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
1/3 cup  low-fat mayonnaise
2 tablespoons  minced fresh dill, or 2 teaspoons dried
1 tablespoon  lemon juice
1 teaspoon  Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon  honey
1/2 teaspoon  garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon  salt
6 cups  vegetables, such as baby carrots, sliced red bell peppers, snap peas, broccoli and cauliflower florets, cucumber spears, grape tomatoes
1. Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, mustard, honey, garlic powder and salt in a medium bowl until combined. Serve the dip with vegetables of your choice.
Tip: No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make "sour milk": mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the dip for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 61, Total Fat 1 g, Sodium 224 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 3 g, Potassium 196 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 80%, Vitamin C 100%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1.5,Fat 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Comments (6)
sbarber43 wrote:

You can also use non-fat cottage cheese, blend til smooth in blender, and add a packet of ranch seasoning. It's wonderful!! I usually buy the smaller container of cottage cheese and use half of the ranch seasoning. People would never know they are eating cottage cheese!

3/13/2013 11:46:53 AM Report Abuse
mangels4 wrote:

ranch dressing is healthy? really?

10/18/2012 09:48:50 AM Report Abuse
kellieskitchen66 wrote:

this is missleading you see a cup of ranch but were only supose to have 2 1/2 TBL spoons?

11/10/2011 09:58:38 AM Report Abuse
donnahall123 wrote:

61 calories for how much? 1 tablespoon 2, or what please.

8/4/2011 02:29:00 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

The packets of ranch dip have MSG (monosodium glutamate)in them so I stay away from those. I buy Newman's Ranch dressing & use that as a dip. No MSG or bad stuff in that.

9/29/2010 10:35:47 AM Report Abuse
cldorow wrote:

I've been buying Ranch Dip Mix (in the packet by Hidden Vaelley) and mixing it with plain, fat free, Greek yogurt. It's delicious!!!

3/18/2010 04:15:51 PM Report Abuse

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