Ranch – version 2

Eating dip with your finger a spoon has never tasted so good! And since I made it myself – I like to think that it has never been better for me either!

When I get home from school, I am often craving a snack (come on, you know you crave a good snack at the end of the day too). Grabbing a cookie or some chips could be so easy, but not as easy to continue losing weight and make healthy choices! I love veggies with dip and like to keep these type of healthier grab & go things close at hand. I love to make my own hummus (so easy too – I’ll post about that soon) but have been on a dip kick recently and found this version of Ranch Dressing after Rich told me the other one I made (although awesome) didn’t taste very “ranch-y”.

Whip out your blender, cut some veggies, and make yourself a nice fresh springtime snack to get you motivated to do whatever it is that you need to do. Snacking is good for the belly, the mouth, and the soul!!

Ranch Dip/Dressing


  • ¾ cup mayonnaise (light)
  • ¾ cup sour cream (light)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice (and/or some apple cider vinegar)
  • ¼-1 cup buttermilk (I”m heavy-handed)
  • 1 small bunch chives
  • Small handful parsley
  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dried dill (more/less to taste)
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper (1 teaspoon, more/less)

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor starting with just ¼ cup of the buttermilk and blend for 10 seconds. Check the consistency and taste and blend in additional buttermilk as desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Get Dipping, dip & snack yourself skinny… no, not “skinny dipping” – “dipping skinny”


3 Responses to “Ranch – version 2”

  1. What an awesome post! I love veggies ranch dip but haven’t made it from scratch before. Now I think I will!


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