Low-Cal Ranch Dressing

Low-Cal Ranch Dressing
I love Hidden Valley Ranch on salad.  But since I've been trying to lose some weight, I wanted a low fat and low sodium ranch dressing.  This ranch dressing substitute fits the bill and cuts them both.
Adjust sweetness and spices according to taste.  Try adding Splenda, onion and marjoram.

1 pint low-fat cottage cheese
¼ cup skim milk
1 cup nonfat yogurt
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. parsley
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
Blend the cottage cheese and milk together until it is smooth. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend to mix. Serve with green salad, or as a dip with vegetable.

Salad dressing normally weighs about 28-32 grams per two (2) tablespoons. The most common serving you see on a salad bottle is two tablespoons. The average single serving packet from a fast food restaurant or store is about 4 tablespoons (2.0 Ounces or +/- 57g.)

As a comparison Hidden Valley Ranch has:
Serving Size 2 tbsp (30g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 130
Calories 140
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2.5g12%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 260mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g

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