My favourite way to eat all the veggies!
Seriously. All the veggies.
As long as there is this Healthy Ranch Dip around, it’s all the veggies. All at once. All the time. And that’s quite alright with me.
This Healthy Ranch Dip is made with Greek Yogurt and is perfect for dipping veggies. It’s thick and creamy and packed with flavour. Like, it’s pretty much a flavour explosion. Which when it comes to my dips, it absolutely essential.
I mean, who really wants a bland dip anyway? Bland dips equal no.fun.at.all.
Sometimes I forget what a great snack veggies and a good dip can make. You got crunchy. You got creamy. You got that dipping action, which is lots of fun. And more often than not you can get in a pretty substantial portion of your daily vegetable servings. Also very important.
My favourite vegetables tip? Keep carrots, celery, peppers, cucumbers, snap peas and broccoli washed, pre-cut and ready to go in the fridge. When a snack-attack hits, you have easy access to a healthy and good-for-you snack of veggies and ranch. Not good with a knife? Most grocery stores sell trays of veggies already cut up for you. #winning
And the more veggies you eat the more dip you also get to eat. This is key, friends. Very key.
WHY I LOVE THIS HEALTHY RANCH DIP RECIPE?
This dip can be made in just minutes with only pantry ingredients and plain, non-fat greek yogurt. Because how easy is that? It’s super tasty, naturally gluten free with no preservatives or added chemicals, which if you read my Oven Baked Potato Wedge post last week, you know I am not a fan of those unnecessary added ingredients.
For my ranch spice blend, I stuck with the basic garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, dried parsley, salt and pepper. There are a lot of ranch dip recipes out there that call for dehydrated onion flakes and other fancy things like that but dehydrated onions are definitely not something I normally have in my spice cupboard. Onion powder can definitely gets the job. Then just mix everything together and serve. Super easy!
If you like more of a mild ranch flavour in your dip, I’d suggest reducing all the spices in this dip by a 1/2 teaspoon at least because as I said before – flavour explosion! And it’s nice to have the option to be able to customize your dip on the days where you’re in more of a mild ranch flavour kind of mood.
Because that is actually a thing, right?
I also add a little bit of honey to my dip. I find the greek yogurt has a tang that ranch dip is not suppose to have. I think it’s kind of weird but honey solves that problem quite nicely. Of course, if you are all about that greek yogurty tang you can forget the honey.
This Healthy Ranch Dip is also a pretty great party food idea! Ranch is just such a classic and is something that everyone loves. And just in time for somewhat of a huge sporting event weekend. And even though I probably won’t be watching the Super Bowl, I will definitely be eating Healthy Ranch Dip.
If you make this recipe, let me know! Comment below and share a picture on Instagram using the hashtag #alwaysnourished. I love to see all your NOURISHED. creations!
- 1 cup low fat plain greek yogurt
- 1½ teaspoon dill
- 1½ teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon white or apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a mixing bowl add the yogurt then whisk in the spices, vinegar and honey. Continue mixing until everything is smooth and well combined.
- Serve immediately or keep in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps for about 3 days.