There's nothing quite like the tang of fresh buttermilk to give homemade ranch dressing an incredible flavor that commercial ready-made brands wish they had.
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cream-style low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chopped onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, leaves only (lightly packed)
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt - or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper - or to taste
- Combine buttermilk, cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, onion, and pepper in blender container. Cover and process on high until smooth.
- Add parsley; cover and process just until parsley is chopped. Add salt and pepper, or season to taste.
- Chill several hours before using to allow flavors to blend. Keep stored in refrigerator, use within 1 week.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups or 12 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): 52.4 calories; 59% calories from fat; 3.6g total fat; 3.7mg cholesterol; 197.7mg sodium; 36.0mg potassium; 3.5g carbohydrates; 0.1g fiber; 1.2g sugar; 3.5g net carbs; 1.8g protein.