Recipe for Cucumber Ranch Dressing


What is it about ranch dressing that people love so much? I admit, I’m a sucker for a good ranch dressing too. And my children love it. I’m fine with it being used as a dip with veggies – especially when it gets my children to eat more vegetables. And I love a good cucumber ranch dressing. So I decided to make my own – one that I can feel good about my children using as a dip (or soup! okay, not really a soup though it seems like it sometimes). I did put my own twist on it by adding some dill (fresh would be better – must try this summer). But the great thing is, you can easily adjust the seasonings to your liking and it is super fast to throw together.


Cucumber Ranch Dressing
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  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ cucumber, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 green onions, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  1. Put the milk and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside for 5-10 minutes to allow to thicken. Alternatively, use buttermilk in place of the milk and vinegar.
  2. Put the cucumber and green onions in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the milk, cucumber, green onions and the remaining ingredients. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Chill and serve as a salad dressing or dip for raw vegetables.
Makes about 1¼ cups dressing. For a thicker consistency, add a touch more Greek yogurt.