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Greek Dressing Video from Novant Health Healthy Headlines on Vimeo.

This Greek Yogurt Ranch dressing that has all of the taste of a regular ranch without the additives, preservatives, and saturated fat that most ranch dressings have. The Greek yogurt provides some protein and the entire recipe only has 200 calories. For a  2 tbsp serving this dip has 25 calories compared to a regular Kraft ranch dressing at 110 calories. It is so quick and easy to make at home and will last about 5 days in the refrigerator. It can be used for salad dressing, as a dip for veggies or anything you would normally use ranch dressing for.   (Recipe credit: https://showmetheyummy.com)

Bonus: Heart healthy chicken and sausage jambalya recipe follows the dip. 

 Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip:

Ingredients: 

1 tablespoon  dried parsley 

1/2 - 2 teaspoons  garlic powder

1/2 - 2 teaspoons  onion powder

1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper

1/2 - 1 teaspoon  salt

1 tablespoon  fresh chives

1 cup  non fat plain greek yogurt

1/3 cup  buttermilk

1 teaspoon  Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon  lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Place the spices (dried parsley - fresh chives) into a food processor and pulse a few times, until the spices have been ground up a bit.

2. Scrape down the sides.

3. Place the remaining ingredients - Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Dijon, and lemon juice - into the food processor and pulse until the ingredients have been fully incorporated.

4. Scrape down the sides, if needed, and pulse again.

5. Transfer into a sealable container and place in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

Notes: Some people like more or less garlic/onion powder, so start with a little and go from there.  This is a thin dressing, if you like thicker dressings, slowly add in the buttermilk, until the consistency you prefer is reached.


 





Published: 1/25/2018