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This Is The Healthy Low-Fat Ranch Dressing You’ve Been Looking For!

by Angel Chang
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Classic ranch dressing as been around since the 1950s — and has been the best-selling salad dressing in the United States since the ’90s.

Typically made with buttermilk, onion, garlic, herbs, simple spices, and mixed into a mayo-based sauce, ranch goes perfectly with basically everything on the table, from salad and veggie sticks to game-day appetizers.

In the past, we’ve looked at various ways to recreate the crowd favorite, and loved this list of easy, homemade ranch dressings.

But if you’re looking for something a little lighter than “cheesy bacon ranch,” or the mayo-rich “chipotle ranch,” we’ve got just the amazing fix for you.

In an exclusive video below, we share a recipe for a healthy ranch dressing, made with avocados, low-fat dairy, and aromatic herbs.

Feel free to substitute or add in any of your favorite herbs and spices to make a dressing that you absolutely love.

Make sure to check out the recipe below, then watch the video for the full instructions.

Will you be trying your hand at this terrific spin on ranch dressing? Let us know in the comments below!

Cook: 0 min
Prep: 10 min
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsps. chopped parsley
  • 2 tsps. chopped chives
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsps. chopped fresh dill
  • 12 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 12 Tbsps. lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  • Peel, core, and mash the avocado.
  • Add the avocado, yogurt, garlic, spices, and lime juice into the food processor.
  • Pulse until well-blended, and let chill in the fridge in an airtight container.
  • Add into salad, or plate as a dipping sauce for snacks. Enjoy!
Watch the video below to see how easily you can create your own healthy ranch dressing. Please SHARE if you love healthy, fresh twists on classic recipes!
Avocado Ranch Dressing 10 minutes 0 minutes 10 minutes Serves 4 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/03/avocado-dressing-thumb-hp-850x444.jpg 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt 2 tsps. chopped parsley 2 tsps. chopped chives 1 avocado 1 clove garlic 2 tsps. chopped fresh dill 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1 1/2 Tbsps. lime juice Salt and pepper to taste Peel, core, and mash the avocado. Add the avocado, yogurt, garlic, spices, and lime juice into the food processor. Pulse until well-blended, and let chill in the fridge in an airtight container. Add into salad, or plate as a dipping sauce for snacks. Enjoy!

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