This Healthy Ranch Dip is my favourite way to eat all the veggies! Made with Greek yogurt and pantry spices this easy to make dip is so creamy and flavourful and packed with protein!
This Healthy Ranch Dip is made with Greek Yogurt and is perfect for dipping veggies. (Seriously. All the 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, flavour explosions are absolutely essential.
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.
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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 went with the basic garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, dried parsley, salt and pepper… and a secret ingredient that seals the deal for this dip – nutritional yeast. I’ve become a huge fan of nutritional yeast lately and I seriously put this stuff in everything… including, obviously, healthy ranch dips. The nutritional yeast gives a super savoury flavour and great texture. (If you aren’t a fan of nutritional yeast or don’t normally keep it in your pantry, you can omit it here and a little bit more salt to the dip but I highly, highly, highly recommend it.)
Then just pretty much mix the spices and the yogurt together and serve. So easy!
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. And lastly, a little bit of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. The oil thins the yogurt out slightly, making it easier to stir in and incorporate the spices, and the apple cider vinegar when combined with the yogurt gives a buttermilk flavour. Buttermilk flavour in ranch is pretty much the peanut butter flavour in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich – you just gotta have it.
Keep a bowl in your fridge for quick snacks, dressing for salad or for when you need the ultimate party snack. Everyone will love it!