Skinny Cucumber Ranch Dressing

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This ranch dressing was lightened up with Greek yogurt, low fat buttermilk and light mayonnaise along with cucumbers, Spring chives, parsley and a hint of lemon. If you don't like mayonnaise you could replace it with more buttermilk and yogurt.

A low fat ranch dressing will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber! Light and refreshing, perfect on a simple wedge of lettuce, with tomatoes and cucumbers.

This ranch dressing was lightened up with Greek yogurt, low fat buttermilk and light mayonnaise along with cucumbers, Spring chives, parsley and a hint of lemon. If you don’t like mayonnaise you could replace it with more buttermilk and yogurt.

This ranch dressing was lightened up with Greek yogurt, low fat buttermilk and light mayonnaise along with cucumbers, Spring chives, parsley and a hint of lemon. If you don't like mayonnaise you could replace it with more buttermilk and yogurt.
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Skinny Cucumber Ranch Dressing

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43.5 Cals 2 Protein 3.5 Carbs 2.5 Fats
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 7 servings
CUISINE: American
This ranch dressing was lightened up with Greek yogurt, low fat buttermilk and light mayonnaise along with cucumbers, Spring chives, parsley and a hint of lemon. If you don't like mayonnaise you could replace it with more buttermilk and yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lowfat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chives or scallions
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 43.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 3.5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2.5g, Fiber: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 1
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 1
Keywords: Gluten Free, low carb, Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

 

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49 comments

  1. Gina, What can I use as a (dairy free) substitute for the yogurt? (can't use sour cream either). I can eat mayo and I'm going to substitute lactose milk and vinegar for the buttermilk. Thanks!

  2. This was perfect for last night's main dish salad. I subbed cilantro and lime for the parsley and lemon, and threw in half of a seeded jalapeño. Was a bit short on chives, so some red onion worked as a stand-in. And finally, used full fat plain yogurt. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!!!

  3. How much sodium is in a serving?

  4. mine came out runny and not green… hmm

  5. What can I add to this instead of Mayo?

  6. This is wonderful! Light and fresh and flavorful!!!! I did not have parsley so I used cilantro! YUMMO!

  7. this is SO YUMMY. very light and refreshing, I can't wait for my salad for lunch tomorrow!

  8. This would be great with dill too!!

  9. This looks amazing I will be making it soon. We are overflowing with cucumbers right now! Have you tried this with fresh dill?

  10. What type of light mayo do you use? I have light mayo in my fridge but it is 5 grams of fat for 1 tablespoon. Does this sound like yours? I just want to make sure that I don't increase the number of points!

  11. For a 1/4 of a cup of milk, put maybe 1-2 tsp of vinegar or lemon to make buttermilk. Let it sit for a few minutes until it thickens. I like lots of vinegar and like to watch it curdle to buttermilk!

  12. Just wondering, how much vinegar and how much milk? Never tried this before.

    thanks

  13. I made this today with vinegar and milk instead of buttermilk. It's awesome! It doesn't even taste low fat.

  14. This dressing is great! I actually liked this one more than the cilantro lime dressing. Thanks for another wonderful recipe 🙂

  15. Made this today and love it! It's so light and crisp. It tastes like summer to me! I love that your dressings are so light that a serving is a 1/4 cup. That's huge, love it! I don't know that I'm ever going to buy bottled again.

  16. Awesome dressing!!! Super light, cool and refreshing. I was thinking garlic AND garlic powder?? but it's not overpowering at all. I have a major food aversion to mayo, never used it and never will I have honestly never even touched it so I used moer buttermilk and greek yogurt. Mine came out more watery than the picture but I love it still. Thanks!!

  17. Love it Love it Love It!

    I used more greek yogurt for more of a dipping consistency. My carrots are superiorly well dressed!

    Love this site!

    Thanks for all these great recipes.

  18. Yum times a bunch! One point for a 1/4 cup of dressing? Unheard of. Thank you AGAIN, Miss Gina.

  19. This would make an awesome light snack or side dish. I like to chill my cucumbers beforehand to get them extra crunchy.

  20. This is now my New Favorite Dressing. I sooo Love it!! The only thing is that mine was Not this green. Can you tell me why.. what should have I done?

  21. Just made this…unbelievably good!!! I would go a bit lighter on the scallions next time because they are a strong flavor but otherwise this is delicious!!! Thank you Gina!!

  22. I just made your Basil Green Goddess dressing and it is fabulous! I have all of the ingredients to make this one next…thank you so much for helping us eat more veggies! BTW I am making your Coconut Chicken Salad for dinner tonight…can't wait! 🙂

  23. This looks SO good, Gina! I'm going to make it as a dip for veggies so that I'll eat more of them.

  24. really tasty! i make almost all my own salad dressings but my repertoire is lacking in creamy dressings like this. I wanted to to make something to mix with some broccoli slaw for a quick side dish and this was perfect. I upped the salt a tad and next time I might add some hot sauce to make it a little feisty.

  25. I just made this and it is awesome!! Thank you so much

  26. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it, thanks for the awesome ideas as always!

  27. To scoop out the seeds, cut it in half lengthwise then scoop out the seeds.

    Sour cream would work in place of yogurt, this would last about 3 days in the refrigerator. You can make half if you don't think you'll use it all.

  28. I keep a can of "powdered buttermilk" in refrig and use it all the time.. works great!
    aso.. can ff sour cream be substituted for yogurt?? and I too would like to know how long it will stay fresh? thanx

  29. I made this yesterday. My 16 yr old and I really enjoyed it! Thanks

  30. Yum! How do you remove the seeds of a cucumber though… just cut out the center?

  31. Great tip with the buttermilk, thanks for sharing! This would store for about 3 days. You can easily make half instead if you are eating for one.

    And thanks about the photo, I actually had a hard time with this one (the photo) and almost didn't post it because the sun was fading!!

  32. This looks incredible! Can't wait to try it.

  33. How long can this hold up in the frige?

  34. looks great, I miss real ranch. Can this be stored for any length of time in the fridge?

  35. Hi Shannie Michelle, I have a tip for you for your buttermilk, after using the amount called for in the recipe just freeze the rest in 1/2 cup portions and the voila buttermilk for your next recipe and no more buttermilk to pour down the drain

    Hope this helps
    Rachel

  36. This sounds so fresh and light. Perfect for the coming summer heat.

  37. OMG, that pic is amazing. Gina how do u do it all, and do it so well! The pics, the recipes, the points, I'm in awe!
    Your friend Julia

  38. I'm making this for sure…… thanks for sharing. Nice picture.

  39. Definitely making this.

  40. I really need to start making some salad dressings, maybe I would eat more salads! This looks amazing!

  41. Sounds fantastic! I can't wait to try!

  42. I need to try this!

  43. I don't usually comment on your pictures, but that one is really amazing. You are talented in so many ways!

  44. could I substite the buttermilk with lowfat milk and vinegar? I just don't buy buttermilk because it always goes to waste before I can use it all.

    • You can buy powdered buttermilk…

    • I do not know if vinegar and lowfat milk will work. However, my grandmother taught me to just throw buttermilk in the freezer until you need it. It works well for me!

    • You can freeze buttermilk in pre-measured quantities and freeze it until needed, too. I saw on Pinterest someone using ice cube trays.

    • Let the low fat milk & vinegar sit for about 10 min. I use this as a substitute for buttermilk all the time. I use skim milk and a little more than a T of vinegar per cup of milk.

  45. Just what I've been looking for! Thanks