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A Peppercorn Ranch Dressing


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This is good as dressing recipe. It’s similar to a ranch dressing, but with a little extra pop from the peppercorns. By using the low fat mayonnaise and buttermilk, you hold the calories to 25 per serving, rather than the 80 in commercial ranch dressing. If you can’t find low fat buttermilk, you can use buttermilk powder and skim milk and only end up with a few more calories.


  • 1 cup (225 g) low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup (235 ml) low fat buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, coarsely cracked


Mix all ingredients together well efficient kitchen mixer, then refrigerate.

Nutrition Details

  • 400 Calories (27% from Fat, 12% from Protein, 61% from Carb);
  • 16 g Protein; 16 g Total
  • Fat; 0 g Saturated Fat;
  • 0 g Monounsaturated Fat;
  • 0 g Polyunsaturated Fat;
  • 48 g Carb;
  • 0 g Fiber;
  • 32 g Sugar;
  • 304 mg Phosphorus;
  • 320 mg Calcium;
  • 2176 mg Sodium;
  • 576 mg Potassium;
  • 544 IU Vitamin A;
  • 16 mg ATE Vitamin E;
  • 0 mg Vitamin C;
  • 32 mg Cholesterol


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To divide this into as many portions as you want to use it:

  1. When you’re done preparing this, measure it with a good kitchen scale.
  2. Note the weight.
  3. If you intend to use it for, let say 10 times, divide its weight by 10 to know the weight of every portion you’ll be taking.

So for this recipe, if we assume the weight is 250g and you have decided to use it with 10 different meals, then you must weigh 25g for every portion.

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