Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Low Fat (and delicious!) Hidden Valley Ranch

It has been far too long! But here it is: My recipe for a Low Fat (but still delicious) Hidden Valley Ranch.

What is it about Hidden Valley Ranch that makes it taste so good? I have  no idea their secret and I have given up on making a completely from scratch version as they've never turned out right. I have however found a lower fat version that tastes very good. Yes I know Hidden Valley makes a low fat version of their ranch that is nutritionally "better" than this recipe but I this recipe actually tastes good

First the Ingredients: 1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch. 5 ounces 0% Fat Greek (or normal) Yogurt, 1/4 cup Light Mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Light Sour Cream, and 3/4 cup Skim Milk.

Dump the Yogurt, Mayonnaise and Sour Cream into a bowl. Then add the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix and stir until combined.

Add in the milk and start stirring. Don't be alarmed if it looks lumpy and like soupy cottage cheese as pictured below. Just keep stirring. 

After a few minutes the dressing will come together. It's a little thin at this point but will firm up after an hour in the fridge. 

The Original Hidden Valley Ranch                           My Low Fat Version
Serving: 2 TBL                                                          Serving: 2 TBL
Calories: 140                                                              Calories: 26
Fat: 14                                                                        Fat: 1.5
Carbs: 2                                                                      Carbs: 2
Protein: 1                                                                    Protein: 2

Yes: You can make this recipe with just the 0% Greek yogurt and Skim milk, however going back to taste- for me this is the perfect balance.

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