Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

Ready in just 5 minutes, this Greek yogurt veggie dip is a healthier spin on ranch dip. It’s the perfect appetizer, sandwich spread, or dressing!

greek yogurt veggie dip

This Greek yogurt veggie dip is good for any time of the year, but it’s especially perfect for upcoming holiday gatherings. When we made the change in our diet to eating mostly natural and whole ingredients, we said goodbye to conveniences like pre-made dips and dressings. I grew up on ranch powder packets mixed with sour cream to create veggie dip, which unfortunately don’t match our current desire to avoid overly processed items with mystery ingredients.

Fortunately, it only takes a few minutes more to make a dip with “real” ingredients, and it’s also healthier to boot! Take some Greek yogurt, dice up a shallot, add some spices, and voila—a healthy Greek yogurt veggie dip for your veggie trays, lunch, or a snack. We adapted this recipe from a few concepts we saw around the web, and substituted Greek yogurt for a healthier spin.

What’s in this Greek yogurt veggie dip?

The key ingredient in this recipe is — you guessed it — the Greek yogurt. It’s important that you buy a yogurt with a little bit of fat in it, otherwise this delicious dip won’t have a robust flavor. Because the spices in this recipe are so simple, you need a high-quality yogurt to make this dip shine. You could certainly choose a yogurt with a higher fat percentage, but we’ve found that 2% fat yogurt has just the right amount of creaminess while still tasting a little tart.

The shallot in this recipe is also important, as it gives this Greek yogurt veggie dip a hint of garlicky onion flavor. In a pinch, you could add a little chopped garlic and yellow onion to this recipe, but I’d avoid that if possible since this dip can easily be overpowered by such strong flavors. Shallots have a fairly mild flavor, which works well in this simple yogurt dip.

How to make Greek yogurt vegetable dip

Homemade vegetable dip couldn’t be easier to make! You simply need to mince the shallot and measure out 2 tablespoons to stir together with the rest of the ingredients. Seriously, that’s it! We used dried herbs to achieve that classic ranch flavor, so keep all the ingredients on hand for those days when you’re craving vegetable dip.

One thing to note is that when you’re prepping the shallot you need to make sure to mince it quite finely. You definitely don’t want to bite down on a large piece of raw shallot when enjoying this Greek yogurt vegetable dip. Besides that, this homemade vegetable dip recipe is foolproof!

We love making homemade versions of our favorite treats. Have you made any homemade versions of processed / store-bought food? Any favorites?

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This recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x

Description

Ready in just 5 minutes, this Greek yogurt veggie dip is a healthier spin on ranch dip. It’s the perfect appetizer, sandwich spread, or dressing!


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Ingredients

  • 18-ounce container 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large shallot (2 tablespoons chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Finely mince a shallot.
  2. Measure 2 tablespoons of the minced shallot, and mix together with all remaining ingredients. Store refrigerated.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: greek yogurt veggie dip, healthy veggie dip, vegetable dip

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

26 Comments

  • Reply
    Jessica
    November 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I was just wondering how strong the dill is in this recipe as it’s definitely not one of my favorite spices. Would there be a suitable substitute?

    • Reply
      Sonja
      November 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Hi Jessica! I didn’t find the dill overly strong here; it’s more like a traditional “ranch” type. But, I looove dill, so I might be biased. I would say you could probably go with just parsley, or maybe add some basil? It would have a bit different taste, but would still be tasty!

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    emmycooks
    November 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    This sounds good–I think I had forgotten I used to like those dip powder packets! :) I make a lot of the things that I used to buy, but my favorite current hack is fruit leather–I bake sheets of it then cut and roll it in parchment and tie each piece with cute string so my kids don’t mind that it’s homemade. :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      I love the idea of fruit leather! What type of fruit do you start from?

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    Laurel
    November 29, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I can’t wait to try this. What a great alternative to the norm. I love your recipes and I have to tell you (though unrelated to this dip) that you have inspired me to love using medjool dates for “baking.” I regularly keep them in my fridge and am looking forward to making holiday goodies with them this year. Thanks for the great tips and delicious food

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Oh, wonderful! That is so great to hear :) We actually don’t have any holiday treats using dates in our lineup this year, but we had some gingerbread dough bites last year that were yummy — http://www.acouplecooks.com/2011/12/gingerbread-dough-truffles/. Let us know if you try anything especially delicious with dates!

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    Meghan
    November 29, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    That’s honestly EASIER than a ranch packet! I already have all of those things in my pantry! It’s kind of like (the healthy version of) how I feel about boxed brownies… I’ve always found it easier to just make the real thing (I swear it’s only like one extra step).

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      It is almost easier than a packet — especially when you have all the ingredients on hand! And, what is your healthy version of brownies? — I’m intrigued!

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    November 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite homemade basic is mayo! There is absolutely no comparison to the stuff from the store. Then, you can make dip from that, plus throw it in about every other thing as well.

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      Alex
      November 30, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      I haven’t made mayo in a while — thanks for the reminder!

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    Courtney Jones
    December 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I agree with Meghan – this is easier than a packet of ranch and SO much healthier and delicious. I think I’ll make it this weekend for a games night I’m hosting. I know everyone will love it. :)

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      Awesome! Thanks, Courtney. Let us know if people seem to enjoy the packet-less version :)

  • Reply
    Madge
    January 25, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    love this recipe! usually buy a packet to add to my gy.
    can you add a PinIt button to your site?

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    Madge
    January 25, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    no found it thx

    • Reply
      Sonja
      January 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Glad you found the button — it’s a little small so sometimes it’s hard to find!

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    Meg
    April 4, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! For school we had to find a healthy alternative for something you like to eat, and I chose ranch dressing (did you know typically 100% of the calories in most ranch dressings are from fat!). Needless to say, when I brought it in for the class they loved it ! I can’t wait to make it again. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      April 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Oh, wonderful! I’m so glad everyone liked it – and what a fun challenge for your class! What other foods were brought in to the class?

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    Mara
    October 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I was asked to bring appetizer dips to this year’s thanksgiving dinner and saw this one on Pintrest :) thank you for sharing, it looks and tastes delicious! I just hope everybody else can appreciate a good yogurt dip! I added a splash of lime juice to compliment that plain yogurt taste.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      October 13, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it! This is one of our favorite easy and healthy appetizers to whip up for a celebration. Thanks for trying it out!

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    Karen
    February 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Just made this and it definitely was easier than a pre mix packet! I think I got a super strong shallot though, the flavor is very strong-and I used less than called for. Oh well just can’t talk too close too people :)

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    Laura
    January 31, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    So i just went to make this and I thought i had parsley but I don’t. help!! Leave it out? Substitute it with basil? I don’t know what to do!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      January 31, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Yes, you can leave it out! Maybe go 1 1/2 teaspoons on the dill to compensate. Good luck!

  • Reply
    Casey
    January 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    I used fresh herbs to make it even tastier, though perhaps less ranch like. Still used the garlic powder because yum!

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    Melissa
    February 4, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Yum! I love this! I’ve tried various ranch recipes, none really hit the spot for me, but this is excellent! I added a teaspoon of freeze dried chives, otherwise followed this to a t! Even my husband loved it! I don’t feel guilty eating this dip, knowing exactly what’s in it!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      March 14, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Ooo we’re so excited to hear this! Adding freeze-dried chives is a great idea — where did you find them?!

      • Reply
        Melissa
        March 14, 2018 at 6:32 pm

        I found the freeze dried chives in the spice section of my regular grocery store! Surprising since here in Canada it’s usually hard to find unusual ingredients!

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