100 lb. Club - Yogurt Ranch Dressing a.k.a. da Bomb

04-25-2012, 08:39 PM
How did I not know about this? I just made some and it is great! And no fat! And 23 calories compared to the 80 of my normal "light" dressing. And more protein. Wow - so excited!!!

1 cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 whole package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Mix
1/4 cup skim milk

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 10 (31 grams or 2 Tbsp)
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 22.3
Total Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
Sodium: 227.3 mg
Total Carbs: 2.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 2.4 g

04-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Great recipe! I've been using greek yogurt in place of sour cream in dip recipes, so it stands to reason it would work here, too. I love greek yogurt. I eat it with frozen fruit almost every day for a snack.


04-25-2012, 08:56 PM
I am so excited to try this!! thanks!

04-25-2012, 09:12 PM
oh thank you!! This sounds wonderful :D
Can't wait to try it :hun:

04-25-2012, 09:20 PM
I love using greek yogurt in place of sour cream or cream cheese.

It also makes a nice cheese-cake substitute mixed with sugar free jello pudding mix. I mix a small package of pudding mix into 2 cups of greek yogurt (you can stir it in wit a spoon, don't even need electric beaters).

I sometimes use a little less or a little more greek yogurt than the 2 cups. If I want it very cheesecake like in texutre I'll use less greek yogurt (about 1 to 1.5 cups). If I want it more pudding textured, I'll use more yogurt. Sometimes I add a bit of artificial sweetener or truvia. Usually this isn't necessary but some brands of greek yogurt (I buy whatever is cheapest) are a little tarter than others and likewise some brands and flavors of sugar-free pudding are sweeter than others, so you have to sweeten to your taste.

You can use regular yogurt too, but that's tarter and won't have a cheesecake texture. I like it made with the greek yogurt best.

04-25-2012, 09:21 PM
I'd heard of using non-fat sour cream to make your own dressing, but never Greek yogurt. Gotta try this. Thanks!

04-25-2012, 09:25 PM
Ohhhh!! I'll have to try that!

I can do 1 part mayo to 7 parts non-fat greek yogurt and I like it just as much as straight mayo - which is a HUGE deal since I cant even stand "light" maybe. Greek yogurt is a-ma-zing!

04-25-2012, 10:54 PM
AWESOME! Can't wait to try this :) Thanks for posting it Sandi! :D

04-25-2012, 11:14 PM
I love ranch dressing!! I have tried this recipe and the almost identical one that uses cottage cheese in the food processor. The yogurt is easier, but I like them both for different reasons. The cottage cheese ends up with a sort of ranch meets bleu cheese type thing from the ground up curds. The greek yogurt is smoother and creamier.

04-26-2012, 02:27 AM
I was so excited about this recipe I went and bought the ingredients and I'm making it tonight! Thank you so much OP. Ranch is my favorite condiment ever and now I don't have to waste money on crappy lowfat versions lol

04-26-2012, 01:09 PM
Oh this is great! Thank you so much. I bet it taste better than the bottled dressing too!

05-06-2012, 05:34 PM
I tried this! I added cilantro and jalapenos--OMG -- Scrumptiously Delicious! Love raw veggies now...

05-06-2012, 06:20 PM
what am i doing wrong? this tasted very very tangy and it was not what i was expecting. I did try the boatfarms yogurt ranch (45 cals) OMG! It was great!!!

05-06-2012, 11:15 PM
I will be trying this out in the next few days! Thanks for the recipe!!

05-07-2012, 09:44 AM
Mmmm gonna try it for a dip for my baby carrots. I imagine it's gonna taste just like the dip I make at holidays....I use sour cream and the hidden valley ranch, no milk. I love, love, love oikos fat free plain Greek.

05-07-2012, 03:40 PM
Oikos is the best!