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. And when it comes to my dips, flavour explosions are absolutely essential.
Sometimes I forget how good veggies and a dip can be. 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, and 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 supposed 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 yogurt-y 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!Print
Healthy Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt for Veggies
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 cup of dip 1x
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!
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1–2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Fresh ground pepper, to your liking
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
- Optional: 1-2 teaspoons nutritional yeast for an extra savoury flavour
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt, oil, vinegar and honey together until smooth. The add all the spices to the yogurt mixture and continue to whisk until everything is smooth and well combined.
- Serve immediately or keep in the fridge until ready to use. Keeps for about 3 days.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
Karee Majure says
Delicious! Made this today, with the nutritional yeast, and it was perfect! We dipped chips and veggies in it and it didn’t last long. Great recipe!
This looks great, definitely gonna try it.
Could I bring this with my veggies for lunch? How long would it last outside of the fridge?
Sharon W says
I made this for our Super Bowl snack table. It was a real hit. I didn’t add the nutritional yeast and used fresh dill because I had it. Thank you for a healthy and tasty dip recipe!
I made this today and loved it. I poured it over a cucumber, tomato, red onion and dill salad… awesome. I didn’t have garlic powder so I grated a clove of garlic in it and let it sit overnight. I’m making this again and again.
Thanks so much, Mary – so glad you liked it!! And that salad sounds amazing!!
Is it possible to make this dip without the yeast?
This looks delicious, want to make it tonight, but don’t have the yeast. Is There A substitute for yeast?
This looks super yummy the dip, never thought can have a healthy snack with veggies and dip… its fun too dipping veggies and having and we get our dose of veggies in our diet as well which is all awesome!!
This dressing looks so fresh and refreshing. I’ve been loving snacking on carrots and celery lately, this would be the perfect addition 🙂
Liz Martone says
Love this! Do you think I could thin it out to make a dressing?
Definitely! I tried this over the weekend with 1/4 cup of the dressing 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon water. The salad dressing was a little thick but it tasted good!