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Creamy Buttermilk Salad Dressing Recipe

Creamy Buttermilk Salad Dressing Recipe

This thick creamy mixture has the flavor of ranch dressing and is a breeze to blend together. Use it to top mixed greens or as a dip for raw vegetables. —Vickie Floden of Story City, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:22 servings


  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • Salad greens and vegetables of your choice


  • 1. In a blender, combine the buttermilk, cottage cheese and salad dressing mix; cover and process for 20 seconds or until smooth.
  • 2. Pour into a small pitcher or bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Stir before serving with salad. Yield: 2-3/4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without greens and vegetables): 23 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat-free milk.

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tamatha67 User ID: 8585918 235602
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"I am a ranch dressing snob and there is no way to make it lower in calories and keep it good....until I found this recipe! Delicious and so easy to make!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 228120
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"I prepared this tonight and although it was nice and creamy, it was a little bland. It does make quite a lot of dressing. The next time I make it, I will either add two packages of Ranch dressing mix or halve the recipe using the whole package of dressing mix. Volunteer Field Editor."

Razmataz995 User ID: 7015912 33735
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"Really? What's the point of homemade if you are adding a package of ranch salad dressing mix? I was hoping for a recipe where I could avoid the MSG that is in store-bought Ranch."

kleescraga User ID: 3865772 81666
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"We have a salad with dinner most nights so I am always looking for new dressings. This one was GREAT + fast + easy. It also makes a wonderful chip dip. Next time though, I will cut the recipe in half because it made too much for two of us to eat prior to spoiling. Definitely a keeper recipe."

aho User ID: 3033206 56794
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"While I love the idea of cottage cheese I am not a fan. I swapped the cottage cheese for greek plain yogurt. I swapped the pre-measured dry ingredients for fresh. I used chives,dill basil and thyme. Kind of a riff on ranch. I love this idea thanks for making me think how I could make it to my taste. So easy and fun to make---Taste of home volunteer"

janma User ID: 4069782 128578
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Thanks for this recipie. I have been making ranch with light sour cream. Sometimes I don't have the sour cream but we usually have cottage cheese. I had never thought of this substitution. Sometimes I add 2 or 3 tablespoons of Best Foods mayonaise for special ocasions."

CABMamasan User ID: 3947816 81177
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"2 tbsp of this = 23 calories, compared to 140 in Hidden Valley ranch... can't beat it!"

mstacey74 User ID: 5782362 96711
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"Delicious ! My whole family loved it! Very easy to make !"

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