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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (Almost Fat Free)

I must admit that I thought I had never had buttermilk.  It sounds gross and fattening, and when I think of buttermilk I picture Michael Seaver’s face from “Growing Pains”.  Anyway, if you’ve ever had a “Cool Ranch Dorito” then you have tasted buttermilk.  It is tangy and smells kind of funny but it adds so much (good) flavour; it’s incredible and man does this dressing rock!  This recipe makes just over a cup of dressing and should last in your fridge for up to a week, depending on the freshness of the ingredients you use.  This recipe will be fat free if you can find fat free buttermilk; I seem to be limited to 1%.

½ Cup fat free sour cream

½ Cup low fat or fat free buttermilk

1 Clove garlic, crushed

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp Fresh dill, chopped (large pinch of dill)



–   Combine all ingredients in a jar and shake well.

–   Taste and adjust seasoning (about ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper).


  1. To make it extra fancy, add the juice of half a lemon and the zest of half a lemon.
  2. You can use regular or spicy Dijon mustard.
  3. The garlic flavour intensifies as the dressing sits in the fridge.
  4.  If you are using dried dill instead of fresh then use a tsp, not tbsp.