Skinny Ranch Dressing Recipe
Want to eat better this year and lose weight? This is an easy Ranch dressing recipe with the Weight Watchers points already calculated for you! A great recipe for ranch dip perfect for football snacks, too.
I’m so excited to share this three-ingredient Ranch dressing recipe! Your search is over. This is the most amazing, easy to make, skinny ranch dressing!
It tastes just as good as any high fat dressing but with a fraction of the fat and calories.
In the past, I’ve shared my Skinny ranch dressing recipe but it called for many dry ingredients. In addition, you needed xanthan gum to thicken it.
Now, I went back in the kitchen and created a new, easier and much skinnier Weight Watcher recipe.
Weight Watchers Ranch Dressing
The original ranch dressing was created in the 1950’s by Steve and Gayle Henson at their dude ranch near Santa Barbara, California. It was called the Hidden Valley Guest Ranch. Today ranch dressing dominates the dressing isle of the supermarket.
Buttermilk, in the old days, was the liquid left over after butter was churned. Today it’s nonfat or reduced-fat milk that’s treated with special bacteria which causes the milk to thicken and gain a tangy flavor.
This dressing contains a lot of buttermilk, which, despite its name, contains very little fat. It is loaded with bone-building calcium and contains vitamin-B. Vitamin B facilitates nerve function and promotes healthy skin and good vision. Buttermilk, even if the container doesn’t say it, is low fat.
Best Foods Light Mayonnaise (Hellmann’s) is the only brand I recommend. I’ve tried several different brands and Best Foods Mayonnaise tastes best for this recipe! Best Foods Canola Mayonnaise also taste great for this recipe.
The Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS is still 1 point for 2 tablespoons. With 32 calories and 2 grams of fat for 2 tablespoons.
Weight Watchers (old points) 1
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1
SKINNY FACTS: for 2 tablespoons of skinny ranch dressing
30 calories, 1.8g fat, 3mg chol, 1g protein, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 208mg sod 1g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing made with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk
140 cal, 14g fat, 2g carbs, 1g protein, 0g fiber, 260 mg sodium, 1 g sugar
Each 2 tablespoons serving contains just 30 calories, 1.8 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.
So delicious as a dressing, dip, topping for roasted potatoes and more. So many possibilities. I always have some on hand in my refrigerator. It’s a must try!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Weight Watchers Ranch Dressing Ingredients
1¾ cups buttermilk
½ cup Best Foods (Hellmann’s) light mayonnaise (See shopping tip.)
1 oz package Hidden Valley Ranch Original Ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
- In a medium bowl, add all ingredients. Wisk together until completely blended.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour to thicken.
To thicken quicker, place in freezer and set timer for 20 minutes. Store dressing in refrigerator for at least 2-3 weeks. The shelf life depends on the expiration date of your buttermilk.
Makes 2¼ cups total, each serving 2 tablespoons