New recipes

Cucumber Ranch Dressing

Cucumber Ranch Dressing


Creamy DIY buttermilk dressing is puréed with fresh cucumber for a tasty twist on homemade ranch dressing. It’s perfect for summertime wedge salads or served as a veggie dip at your next party.MORE+LESS-

Updated April 19, 2017

1

cucumber, peeled and diced

3/4

cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

1/2

small shallot (or 2 cloves garlic), peeled and chopped

1

lemon, zested and juiced

1/8

teaspoon cayenne pepper

2

green onions, very finely sliced

3

tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

2

tablespoons minced fresh dill

Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Hide Images

  • 1

    In a blender, combine cucumber, sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, shallot, lemon juice and zest, honey, salt and cayenne. Puree until smooth.

  • 2

    Add onions, parsley, dill and pepper and blend again until herbs are finely chopped and well mixed into the dressing. Yields about 1 1/2 cups.

Expert Tips

  • For a thicker, more dip-like consistency, scoop the center seeds from the cucumber before blending.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
0g
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:

0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • A fresh twist on the original, this DIY Cucumber Ranch Dressing is delicious drizzled over wedge salads, tossed with romaine or served as a summertime dip. The flavor is very similar to traditional ranch, with the added cool kiss of cucumber, for a garden-fresh version of the classic dressing.Pair it with any hearty lettuce and serve alongside grilled meats and veggies. It goes nicely with all of the best summertime produce, like grilled corn, fresh sliced tomatoes and just-picked carrots.

Watch the video: Cucumber Ranch Dressing Unveiling Ad The Reveal What if Consumers Made the Ads