Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

This Greek yogurt dip is a ranch dip recipe made healthy: with a few real food ingredients, this healthy snack comes together in just 5 minutes.

Greek yogurt dip | Ranch dip recipe

It’s been two years since we moved into our new house, which is enough time to finally drop the “new”, right? Even so, it takes me quite a while to feel like every little nook and cranny of our place is truly ours. It’s taken a bit of time to get to know the neighbors, too. Since porch sitting isn’t so in these days, it’s difficult to make neighborly connections. I’m the type who has every last minute scheduled, so I’ve found that taking time to create margin helps to increase the chance of meeting a friendly neighbor. Turns out we have quite a few, and we recently had a couple over for drinks on the patio. In the midst of the conversation, an unhealthy obsession with ranch dip was confessed. Which got me to thinking: could one have a healthy obsession with ranch dip?

Greek yogurt dip | Ranch dip recipe

How to make this ranch Greek yogurt dip recipe

Why not create a healthy version of a ranch dip recipe? I grew up eating that ranch dip that was made of a packet of ranch seasonings (and lots of other preservatives, no doubt) mixed into sour cream. What if ranch dip could be made with real food ingredients and spices from the pantry? Like as a Greek yogurt dip, with everyday spices?

It got Alex and my wheels turning, and we created this ranch Greek yogurt dip recipe. It’s made with Greek yogurt and spices you’ll likely have in your spice cabinet: no random preservatives here! We served it as a healthy game day snack to eat with veggies and pretzels. And the flavor was fresh and delicious, like a heightened version of the traditional processed stuff. We made it for a recent football game, and our guests couldn’t stay away. OK, we couldn’t either!

This wholesome, natural ranch Greek yogurt dip recipe is incredibly flavorful and nearly as quick to make as the processed version. If your tastebuds are tuned to processed ranch, it might take some getting used to — but it won’t take long!

Greek yogurt dip | Ranch dip recipe

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This Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is vegetarian and gluten free.

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Healthy Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip


1 Star (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Greek Yogurt Dip is a ranch dip recipe made healthy: with a few real food ingredients, this healthy snack comes together in just 5 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 1 large shallot (2 tablespoons minced)
  • 2 cups (18 ounces) 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mince 1 shallot.
  2. Measure 2 tablespoons of the minced shallot and mix together with the remaining ingredients. (Note: If your Greek yogurt is very thick, you can stir in a few teaspoons of water until it is the desired consistency.) Store refrigerated.

Keywords: Greek Yogurt, Greek Yogurt Dip, Ranch Dip, Healthy Snack, Healthy, Ranch Dip Recipe, Vegetarian, Easy, Fast Recipe

 

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.

6 Comments

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    Tori
    September 23, 2015 at 7:02 am

    This dip looks wonderful! I love that it’s a lightened version of one of my faves!!!

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    Aluminah
    September 23, 2015 at 9:52 am

    This looks really amazing! I will definitely try it!
    It is perfect for a student on a budget who wants to eat healthy :D

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    Allyson
    September 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This looks perfect for the times I’m hanging out some friends who are junk food fiends. We could absolutely both be happy with this.

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    Chris
    September 23, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Just bought a large container of plain greek yogurt today, so am really glad to see this! I’ve been eating it straight up with pretzels, maybe a drizzle of honey now and again, and it is so good. A great alternative to sour cream for any sour cream junkies out there (myself included!).

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    Deborah @ The Harvest Kitchen
    September 24, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I love the healthier take on my favorite dip!! Looks yummy!!!

  • Reply
    vivian
    January 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This is so good, and, I think, much better than traditional ranch. Thanks!

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