Monday, October 26, 2009

Fresh Tossed Garden Salad with Creamy Yogurt Ranch Dressing

It is more important than ever that we eat fresh, raw vegetables. I have come up with a delicious and lighter version of ranch dressing. The ingredients are real, low fat, and you can pronounce them! Use any fresh greens and vegetables you like.


1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1 T. mayonnaise
2 t. Dijon mustard
2 T. cider vinegar
¼ cup honey
1 t. kosher salt
½ t. fresh ground pepper
1 t. granulated garlic
1 t. granulated onion
¼ cup olive oil

Whisk all ingredients together in a medium sized mixing bowl. Refrigerate immediately after use. This will remain fresh refrigerated for two weeks.


  1. This dressing looks great but wondered about using fresh onions and garlic and how that would convert since I don't have granulated on hand. Would garlic and onion powder be a better substitute and what would be the conversion? Thanks... looking forward to following the blog.

  2. Tami-

    I would substitute equal measurements of garlic & onion powder. Just be sure to whisk well, sometimes the powder likes to clump.

    Thank you for your question!