Monday, December 5, 2011
Light Ranch Dressing from Cottage Cheese
A fellow friend and food blogger, Hannah from Never Fail to Impress showed me a new and revolutionary way to make my all-time-favorite dressing: Ranch. I love ranch out of the bottle, but even better is homemade buttermilk ranch. This is a "skinnier" version than the regular ranch dressing recipe. People either love or hate cottage cheese, but when blended in this recipe, you'll never even notice it's there! I served it as a dip with an array of veggies for a fabulously light appetizer.
-1 packet of dry ranch dressing seasoning packet
-2 cups of low-fat cottage cheese
-1/4 - 1/2 cup of water
-Food Processor or Blender
In the bowl of a large food processor add the cottage cheese, ranch packet and 1/4 cup of water to start. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
Continue to slowly add water to adjust the consistency to your liking. I think I ended up using about 1/2 cup of water. It varies so much because the brands of cottage cheese vary in their consistency. Continue to blend for another minute or two until very smooth.
If you want to use it as a dip you may want it on the thicker side, and thinner if desired for a salad dressing.