Recipe of the Week: Healthy Ranch Dressing

Every week we will post a recipe featuring fresh ingredients that can be harvested right from Common Good City Farm. By Elizabeth Packer Ranch dressing is the most popular kind of salad dressing in the United States today. We pour it on salads and dip everything from pizza crust to chicken fingers to carrots in it. But ranch dressing, which is normally made with buttermilk and sour cream, is high in calories and fat. A typical 2 tablespoon serving contains 15 grams of fat! Here’s a healthier, low-fat alternative to make at home. At Common Good, we served our ranch with cut up carrots and bell peppers that we harvested from the farm, but this dip is sure to be delicious with any of your favorite vegetables! Ingredients: 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt 1 lemon 1 shallot Fresh herbs, like dill, chives and parsley Salt and PepperDirections: Finely chop shallot and herbs. In a mixing bowl, combine the yogurt with the juice of the lemon and 1-2 tablespoons chopped shallot. Stir in a couple tablespoons of chopped herbs, and add salt and pepper to taste. For photos of the LEAF kids making Ranch Dressing click HERE.

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