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Zero smart point ranch dressing

December 5, 2017

You guys.. I think I hit the holy grail on this one.. and I am in ranch dressing heaven! I’m trying to take advantage of the new zero point foods where I can so it was on my list to make a ranch dressing with the now zero point non-fat yogurt, but I couldn’t wait and boy am I glad I didn’t. This ranch dressing is nothing short of AMAZING!! It might actually get me to eat vegetables (a big MIGHT!) You can use it as a dip, a dressing on salad or in recipes that call for ranch, the possibilities are endless with this one and I am excited to see what creations I can come up with using it. I know there are several ranch dressing out there so I wanted to make mine slightly different, I won’t lie, it has a pop of zest to it but I think you will all love it, and even more so that it is zero points on the WW freestyle program.


0 Smart point ranch dressing
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Recipe type: Dip/dressing
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
0SP freestyle, 1SP/PP per ¼ cup serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • ¼ tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl and serve.
  2. Store dressing in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.
  3. *Note- I edited this to ¼ tsp of paprika (it was originally ½) some complained of a little too zesty and a pink color, this should help
Notes
SP freestyle- 0 using smart point WW recipe builder
SP- 1 per serving using smart point calculator
PP- 1 per serving using points plus calculator
Nutritional info per serving .. Calories 32..Fat 0g..Sat fat 0g.. Carbs 2.4g...Fiber 0g...Sugar 1.7g... Protein 5.6g using My Fitness Pal

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106 Comments

  • Reply Emma Green December 5, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    I am definitely going to make this! It really sounds good and will be perfect with the new freestyle program!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Emma, I hope you love it as much as I did 🙂

      • Reply Jennie July 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        Hey drizzle! Looks awesome! Just made it going to let it settle bit…. If I want more zest so to speak what do you suggest adding? TIA 😄

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle July 8, 2018 at 12:22 pm

          Hi Jennie, you can increase the paprika, you can add a pinch of chili powder, cajun seasoning, red chili flakes..hope that helps

  • Reply Xapphirea December 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Add a single clove of garlic and let it rest in the fridge for a day (to make the garlic go into the dressing) . For garlic lovers!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      Yum, great tip thanks!

    • Reply Theresita Marchulaitis January 16, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      I love garlic, so is that an ingredient I can use alot?

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle January 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        Sure, you can increase if you’d like or add fresh diced garlic

  • Reply Cindy December 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Ok I’ve looked closely at the recipe again and I followed it correctly I think but there was way too much spices for just a cup of the yogurt. Mine doesn’t even look like yours🙁. Don’t know what went wrong.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 7, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Cindy.. your using teaspoons right? I’m not sure what to say 🙁 what does it look like?

    • Reply Hilary December 17, 2017 at 8:42 am

      I felt the same Cindy. It was way too salty and thank goodness I only added a 1/4 tsp of pepper because it would have been way to peppery for my taste – even the 1/4 tsp was too much – but I don’t like pepper so…. I ended up adding the rest of the container of yogurt and 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp dill and onion and garlic powders – and the flavours settled down. However, my son liked the original and didn’t like it with my changes – but perhaps that was my plan! He can eat the full fat dip and I’ll have my zero fsp dip for myself! With all this said – I love the dressing and I can’t wait to try it on a salad. Would love to have a zero sp salad that actually has flavour!

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle December 17, 2017 at 1:59 pm

        Hi Hilary, so glad you enjoyed it and found a way to make it suit you 🙂 I personally love pepper and put it on everything 😉

    • Reply Charlotte July 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      Tried this recipe today. I had the same thing happen. Look is different and the taste was way to spicy. Tasted like black pepper dip.

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle July 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        Hi Charlotte, hmm weird.. maybe some are just more sensitive to pepper is all I can think, you can leave it out if you try again, always feel free to change it up to suit you and play around with it

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Oooh, gotta buy these ingredients…This looks awesome!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 9, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Hope you love it Lauren 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth December 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Gotta let it sit so the flavors marry, but a lick of the mixing spoon has me very happy!! I used granulated garlic (since I don’t have powder) and there’s a bit more zing, but I’m loving it!! Thank you!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 13, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Elizabeth, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth December 10, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    All I had was a taste from the mixing spoon but I think you totally nailed it! I used the Icelandic yogurt and granulated garlic because that was in my kitchen. Thank you for this!

  • Reply Susan December 11, 2017 at 9:17 am

    I made this yesterday to go along with lunch. My husband said he liked it because it had a little kick in it. I did wing the ingredient measurements because I used a single serving container of nonfat Greek plain yogurt. Also, it turned out a little on the red side. I think it was the paprika so it didn’t look like your picture. All in all it was very good.
    Thanks!
    Susan

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Hi Susan, I am glad you both enjoyed it, my guess is yeah maybe a little too much paprika, I used just a pinch, enough to give it that pop of zest but not change the color..

      • Reply Me Huffman December 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

        Your recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon. It is pink if you follow your team recipe. Doesn’t look at all line picture.

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle December 19, 2017 at 1:25 pm

          Hi there, sorry not to sure what to say, I did indeed use 1/2 teaspoon of paprika and it was not pink

  • Reply Brittany December 14, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Was a little too peppery for me so next time I’m going to start with a 1/4 tsp and go from there. Other than that I think I’m gunna be using this instead of store bought!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 17, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Brittany, so glad you enjoyed it and yes I agree to play around with it a bit if you find one seasoning over powering

  • Reply Nicole December 18, 2017 at 7:40 am

    I HATE yogurt, all of it… Does this taste like yogurt after the spices are added??

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 19, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Not to me.. but we are all different so I’d say at least try it

  • Reply Sarah December 25, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Every time I look at this recipe I think the photo of the ingredients in the bowl is just a bunch of ingredients in the palm of your bare hand haha trying this tomorrow!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 27, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Haha, your no the first to think that 😉 it was later in the day and I needed the light coming from the patio door for the picture 🙂 Hope you enjoy it

  • Reply Fiona January 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Hi there – new to WW and to your site and loving it! When i added this to the WW app as a Food, using the nutritional information provided above, it came out as 1 SP. How did you get it to be 0SP? It is delicious so I’ll definitely be adding it to my menu rotation!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      Hi Fiona, I am really not sure why it gave you a point value, there is no points in it, with exception to the little bit of milk which is 1SP for the whole batch, but divided into 1/4 servings it is zero points

      • Reply Christina June 19, 2018 at 8:36 pm

        Drizzle, I just made this, mine came out thin, not very thick

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle June 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

          Hmmm, maybe it was your brand of yogurt? It shouldn’t be very thick but also not super runny

    • Reply Kay Rogers April 26, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      You have to put the ingredients into the recipe builder to get the correct number of points. The calculator does not take off for 0 point ingredients.

  • Reply Jeri January 7, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    If you use ranch mix is it still zero?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      I am not sure if there is points in the ranch mix or not sorry

    • Reply Mary Beth January 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      My WW leader says an envelope of Ranch mix with FF Greek yogurt is 0 points. To me, it was way too salty, though. I think I could have used a lot more yogurt. Instead, the next time, I just used part of the envelope of Ranch, and it turned out very well. I’m going to make Drizzle’s recipe and compare. I have most, if not all, the spices on the list and it’s nice to use them up!

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm

        Hi Mary Beth, yeah I prefer this one over using a package but O also like playing around in the kitchen lol so I get how some like to keep it simple.. hope you enjoy my version 🙂

  • Reply Kathy January 8, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Are your spices different from a package of dry ranch dressing mix/dip?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Yes they are and those packages have a lot of sodium in them too

      • Reply Mary Beth January 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm

        Yes, they do, and all I taste is the salt. I’m excited to try your recipe (and use it in the Buffalo dip!) Thanks SO much!

        • Drizzle
          Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:27 pm

          You are welcome 🙂

  • Reply Donna Boutah January 9, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I tried the ranch dressing recipe and I absolutely loved it. I liked it very much on my salad and for dipping my veggies in. Didn’t think I would like it because I don’t like the yogurt, but, after adding the seasonings I was amazed at how just by adding the spices it transformed the taste of the yogurt. Delicious….This will be my go to snack for sure..👍🏼😀. Ty

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Donna, I too dislike plain greek yogurt (I loved flavored though) and this ranch is my new fav for sure 🙂

  • Reply Stacey January 9, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you thank you for this recipe and every other recipe you share that helps so many people!! YOU are an angel💗

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks Stacey 🙂

  • Reply Marilyn Holt January 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Lol I thought she was holding the ingredients at first too. Going to be trying this! thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 10, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      lol.. It does look that way doesn’t it 😉

  • Reply Marilyn Holt January 12, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I just made this, Wow it is so good!!! Thank you for a real great taste Ranch Dressing that I can use in so many ways.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Hi, yay, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Theresita Marchulaitis January 16, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Question…is there any other kind of yogurt I can use since I don’t like plain yogurt?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 17, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Not for it to remain zero points sorry

  • Reply Shauna January 22, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Can you sub unsweetened almond milk for.the milk? Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 23, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Sure 🙂

  • Reply Debby January 25, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with other comments “I just licked the spoon and it was yummy”! I’m taking a raw veggie & dip tray to a dinner tomorrow night. This dip is now in the fridge ready to go. Thanks so much for once again providing an easy to assemble WW friendly item.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it and hope it was a hit at the dinner 🙂

  • Reply ANGELA HITCHNER January 28, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    It was delicious! What I don’t understand is why people cant omit and add spices or other items on their own? Kind of eyeball and taste while your mixing. Of course you can add almond milk or leave out this and that?? Are the spices different then the ranch package…well look on the back of the package and compare? I mean people are nice enough to post their experiences…Google it!
    Sorry but
    thank you for posting the recipe!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Angela, some are very by the book I guess 😉 I play around with it too sometimes just to mix it up 🙂 glad you enjoyed it

  • Reply Kim February 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Can you use fresh ingredients?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

      Possibly, it might not keep as well though

  • Reply Kenzie February 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    How long does this last if kept in a sealed container in the fridge?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Kenzie, I have kept mine for a good 5 days in the fridge, it would probably last a bit longer, might just need a good stir, remember it’s yogurt so it won’t last as long as a store bought dressing would

  • Reply Lauren February 12, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Oh my goodness! Thank you for this recipe. It is fantastic. I used it with a zero sp salad of tuna, hard boiled eggs, chick peas, and cherry tomatoes. This dressing is super thick and tasty!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Lauren 🙂 Great alternative and I have been using it in some recipes too 🙂

  • Reply Merryl February 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Love the recipes Drizzel but cannot seam to download from my IPad. Try to move recipe to Safari (as I do with all downloads) but always end up with a blank page. Anyone else with this issue or any suggestions. Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Merryl, yeah sorry I think you need to be on a desktop to download or print

      • Drizzle
        Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:29 pm

        I will look into it though to see if I can change that

  • Reply Stacy February 16, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Love this – used it instead of mayo in tuna salad with some finely diced red pepper and celery – all in a lettuce wrap! Delish!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 17, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      So glad you enjoy it Stacy 🙂

  • Reply Tracy March 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I’m so sorry, but this is awful. Way too much pepper and salt. A tsp of pepper is too much. That’s all I could taste. I dumped the whole bowl in the garbage.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Hi Tracy, thanks for your feedback, I can’t please everyone 😉 thankfully we all have different likes/dislikes

  • Reply Paula March 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I just made this and OMG! It is amazing & delicious! Thank you for all you do to help fellow Weight Watchers!! 😊❤️

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 11, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it Paula, and thank you for your kind words 🙂

  • Reply Peggy March 26, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I was skeptical about how this would taste but at zero points, I was willing to give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised! I tried just a little bit before I put it in the refrigerator for all of the flavors to blend together, and it was so good! I used half the amount of salt since I’m not a big salt person, but that is what is so great about this recipe is that it is customizable. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 26, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Peggy, you are very welcome, yes you can totally make it suit you, glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Pamela March 29, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Great recipe! Thank you! I used water instead of the milk. Now it is truly zero points. Perfect!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 29, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Ha, good call 🙂 glad you enjoy it

  • Reply Bailey Grady April 14, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    God bless you! This is the best thing to happen to me all week.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 15, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Vivian April 27, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Was looking for a good zero point veggie dip and I think you nailed it with this one. First of all I love yogurt, so right off the bat, this worked for me. I also don’t like to use processed food, so glad you did not use a ranch mix. I cut the recipe in half because it was just for me. I did not have dried chives so subbed dried basil. I used less salt than recommended and used a hot Hungarian paprika that I have. Was a bit heavy handed with the other herbs to boost the flavor. Let it sit in refrig for a while before dipping the vegs. It was great! Will definitely make this again and will also start following your blog! Thanks for great recipe.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle April 28, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Vivian, I am so glad you enjoyed the ranch and I hope you find more recipes to enjoy 🙂

  • Reply Mary July 17, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I made this last night and let it sit in the fridge overnight before trying it…wow! This is really good! Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm

      Hi Mary, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply Michelle August 3, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Hidden Valley Ranch powder seasoning is 0 points as well and already has all the spices for those of you who are on the go. 1 tbsp per cup of yogurt.

  • Reply Angie August 6, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Hi, I am so glad I found this recipe. Thank you! I followed the exact recipe and doubled it. It is delicious.

  • Reply MaryLee August 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I made this and didn’t care for the dill. It overpowered the whole thing, that’s all I could taste. Threw it out. I’m going to try again, but use a lot less dill. Love that it has 0 points!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle August 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      Hi MaryLee, yup we all have different taste buds so what one loves someone else may hate.. At least you know what it was and hopefully enjoy it more with less dill

  • Reply Pam September 30, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I just made it for my weekly meal prep. Thanks so much! It tastes so good!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 3, 2018 at 11:30 am

      So glad you enjoyed it Pam 🙂

  • Reply MichaelT September 30, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I was really intrigued by the idea of this recipe but didn’t have most of the herbs/spices on hand and couldn’t see a good reason to buy things I’m not likely to use again (dill, chives, dried parsley) so I did ‘cheat’ and use packaged ranch dressing mix and I really liked it…I’ve even used Italian salad dressing mix too and was amazed at the flavor. I use it as sandwich spread, dip and thin out when I want to use as salad dressing. Funny thing is, I HATE Ranch salad dressing (in bottles) but THIS is great. I may even decide to pickup the herbs/spices and make it YOUR way.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 3, 2018 at 11:31 am

      I have tried the package as well and it is good, if you are going to make it more often then all the reason to buy the spices 🙂 I buy them in bulk so I don’t need much at a time.. so glad you enjoyed it.. and funny enough I am not a huge fan of bottled ranch either ha!

    • Reply Kathy October 12, 2018 at 10:49 am

      great ideas!! I am going to try this.

  • Reply Brittany October 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Can you use regular nonfat yogurt or anything? I hate Greek but want to make this!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 3, 2018 at 11:38 am

      I have never tried it, I’m not sure if the regular yogurt would be thick enough… have you tried Skyr yogurt?

  • Reply Conner Clark October 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I am definitely going to try this! What brand of greek yogurt did you use?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      I’m in Canada and I usually use Liberte … Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  • Reply Kathy October 12, 2018 at 10:48 am

    I made this recently and 1 tsp of pepper is too much. I will adjust when I make again.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Yup, make it work for you, we all have our levels of spice, I love pepper so I could of easily added more haha

  • Reply Amanda October 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Ah-mazing. Having this makes the “free” veggies so much more appetizing as a snack. Just a little bit goes a long way! THANK YOU!!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      You are very welcome, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply nancy bueche October 28, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    thank you! prepared this and it was delicious. all real food and no chemical items! I didn’t even have all of the ingredients and it was still scrumptious. I put in less pepper (not a fan of black pepper) and a real garlic clove (very small).
    I so appreciate your recipes with no chemical additives.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 30, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Nancy, so glad you enjoyed the ranch, nice thing about this one is you can custom it to your taste buds 🙂

  • Reply Kristina November 7, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I came across this recently and want to make it… we don’t have parsley, does it really need it? If you think it really adds to it with the other ingredients I will go get it but wanted to check.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 9, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Hi, feel free to try it without and go from there .. the nice thing about this is you can play around with the seasonings

  • Reply Terri December 1, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Will try for my family for December festivities…Thank you, we all love ranch!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle December 3, 2018 at 12:20 pm

      Yay, hope you all enjoy it 🙂

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