Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

This Greek yogurt dip tasty and easy to put together! With a few real food ingredients, this healthy snack comes together in just 5 minutes.

Greek yogurt dip | Ranch dip recipe

The other day Alex and I had some neighbors over for drinks on the patio. In the midst of the conversation, one of them confessed: “I have an unhealthy obsession with ranch dip.” It led to an entire conversation about the stuff, but truly: ranch dip has a pretty widespread appeal. The conversation go us to thinking: could one have a healthy obsession with ranch dip? Meet this Greek yogurt dip, a chip dip that’s full of flavor and pretty darn good for you, too.

Greek yogurt dip | Ranch dip recipe

Ingredients in Greek yogurt dip

If you’re anything like me, you 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! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Shallot
  • Greek yogurt: whole milk yogurt preferred, for its smooth texture and rich flavor
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried dill
  • Salt and pepper

What to dip into it!

We served this Greek yogurt dip as a healthy game day snack, but you could also use it as part of a healthy lunch. The flavor is fresh and delicious, like a heightened version of the traditional processed stuff! What to dip into it? Here are our favorite things to serve with this ranch dip:

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

More Greek yogurt recipes

We love using Greek yogurt in recipes! It’s a great way to bring in protein into your diet. Yogurt is full of probiotics, which are helpful for a healthy gut and immunity to sickness. Here are a few of our top recipes with Greek yogurt:

This Greek yogurt dip recipe is…

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

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

This Greek yogurt dip tasty and easy to put together! With a few real food ingredients, this healthy snack comes together in just 5 minutes.


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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 the shallot. 
  2. Mix the shallot together with the remaining ingredients. If your Greek yogurt is very thick, you can stir in a few teaspoons of water until it is the desired consistency. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated.

Notes

*You can also use homemade Ranch Seasoning to make this dip. Combine 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning with the 2 cups Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons white vinegar, a few pinches salt, to taste. Add a splash of water, to bring to creamy consistency if necessary (depending on the yogurt brand).

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Greek Yogurt Dip, Ranch Dip, Healthy Ranch Dip

Looking for healthy snack recipes?

Outside of this ranch Greek yogurt dip recipe, here are a few of our favorite healthy snacks:

  • Very Verde Cilantro Dip Everyone we’ve served this pea dip to raves about it! With just 3 ingredients, it’s an easy party appetizer to add to your list of party dip recipes.
  • Dried Apples This healthy snack is crispy and cinnamon-spiced…and makes your kitchen smell like heaven.
  • Honey Sesame Almonds These take just 15 minutes to make and are refined sugar-free. The perfect healthy snack to have on hand!
  • Spiced Crispy Chickpeas The best salty, crunchy healthy snack! They’re spiced with chili powder and cumin.
  • 5-Ingredient Homemade Hummus This easy hummus has the BEST zesty flavor and creamy texture: and it’s much cheaper and tastier than store bought!

Last updated: June 2020

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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.

6 Comments

  • Reply
    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!!!

  • Reply
    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

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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!).

  • Reply
    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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