Low Fat Ranch Dip

low-fat ranch dip

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Small Appliance
  • Cuisine: American


Special Equipment: Food Processor. To Make Ahead: Can be prepared up to 4 days ahead, stir well before serving.



  • 1 16-ounce container fat-free cottage cheese
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons powdered buttermilk, such as SACO, see *ingredient note
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon each chopped chives, dill and basil
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Puree cottage cheese in food processor fitted with steel blade attachment, scraping down sides occasionally, until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Add shallot, mayonnaise, buttermilk powder, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper and process until completely incorporated.


4 mg Cholesterol, 0 g Added Sugars

*ingredient note: Buttermilk powder is a great item for your pantry because it doesn’t spoil as quickly as fresh buttermilk. I love to use it in reduced-fat dressings and dips to boost the flavor without a lot of calories or fat. It works well here because it adds a more intense tangy flavor without thinning out the dip with liquid buttermilk. It’s available in the baking isle of large supermarkets and on amazon


  • Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
  • Calories: 43
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 300 mg
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 4 g

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