My children love ranch dressing, but I stopped buying it when we made the switch to real food. Salad time can get stressful when I don’t have an easy dressing I can turn to that my children will eat, so I decided to make my own ranch dressing. I wanted to put together a homemade version that didn’t have mayonnaise in it, so I’ve been experimenting with homemade Greek yogurt. This version came out delicious, and it works well as a dip too.
Greek yogurt is also a great base for dipping fruit. Try my honey yogurt dip with fresh fruit for a healthy snack.
Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt
$.39 per half cup of ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup thick Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. celery seed
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. chopped fresh herbs optional
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Take a taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
Use on salad or as a dip for vegetable sticks.
Homemade Ranch Dressing Price Breakdown
This recipe costs $.39 for a half cup of dressing. The Marzetti Ranch Dressing that I used to buy costs $4.49 for a 15 ounce jar, or $1.12 per half cup. The store-bought version costs about 3 times as much as my homemade dressing, and my dressing has all the nutritional benefits of yogurt.