Easy Low-Fat Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Once I sampled this homemade ranch dressing, I quit buying the bottled variety. It can be easily doubled when you are serving a larger group.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 25 calories, 0.550g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in buttermilk. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Low-Fat Ranch Dressing in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p66

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"Good and simple.....will make again with more garlic."

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