Lighten up your favorite salad with this fantastic, salsa ranch dressing! It also makes a yummy sandwich spread or a dip for veggies and reduced-fat tortilla chips. Happily, each tablespoon has only 12 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 0 Green. Two tablespoons still have only 1 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 1 Green.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
½ cup The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients) or store-bought light ranch dressing
½ cup jarred salsa, I like Pace Chunky Salsa (medium)
½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1½ teaspoons taco seasoning, see shopping tips for gluten-free brands
1. In a large bowl, mix together, ranch dressing, salsa, yogurt, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
2. This dressing will keep in the refrigerator for at least 1 week. Even longer, depending on the shelf life of the buttermilk in the ranch dressing.
Makes 1⅓ cups total (21 tablespoons)
Salsa usually contains a combination of tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, and spices.
Salsa is low in calories and contains just 20 calories per ¼ cup. Salsa contains no unhealthy fats – in fact, no fats at all! It’s loaded with vitamins such as A and C and contains healthy spices.
I like Lawry’s taco seasoning. For gluten-free use their chicken taco seasonings or Mc Cormick’s chicken taco seasoning.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0-Blue for 1 tablespoon
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 1-Blue for 2 tablespoons
WW SmartPoints 0-Green for 1 tablespoon
WW SmartPoints 1-Green for 2 tablespoons
WW POINTS PLUS 1 for 1 tablespoon
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 tablespoon
12 calories, 0.7g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0.6mg chol, 1g prot, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 98mg sod, 1g sugar
|FACTS: for 1 tablespoon Freestyle SmartPoints
6 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar