Taste of the Ozarks: Make your own Ranch dressing

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- High Protein Ranch Dip
Courtesy: Dietitian Lynetta Smith of Citizens Memorial Hospital

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
¼ cup low fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
½ teaspoon dried dill weed
¼ onion (finely chopped or grated)
¼ cup fresh parsley (finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons fresh chives (finely chopped)

Directions:

1. Blend cottage cheese and buttermilk in a food processor or blender until smooth.

2. Pour blended cottage cheese mixture into a small mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

3. Cover and refrigerate if not using immediately.

4. Serve with a vegetable platter of your choice. Enjoy!

Tip: Add another ¼ cup of buttermilk and blend well to create a salad dressing.

Nutrition: Calories 100, Total fat 1g, Sodium 218mg, Total carbohydrate 20g, Dietary fiber 2g, Sugars 2g, Protein 7g

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