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Joy Bauer's Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Cook Time:
5 mins
Prep Time:
10 mins
1 cup

Chef notes

This creamy dressing base is perfect on salads, as a party dip or as a base for a variety of different creamy dips. And a serving of just 2 tablespoons has only 16 calories! 


  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt (thick brands work best) or light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl. If you prefer a thicker, dip-like consistency, use less buttermilk. Alternatively, if you want a thinner dressing, add more. 

Using a spoon or spatula, stir well to thoroughly combine.