Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A low-calorie dip that’s way healthier than the storebought kind. This Greek yogurt ranch dip will knock your socks off with it’s incredible flavor and ease of making.

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Who doesn’t love a little drizzle of ranch dressing on their salad?

Oh, yeah. I don’t.

I have to be honest. There is something about dressing on salad that just gives me the willies. BUT I do love dipping sliced vegetables like carrots and celery into ranch dip. 

After switching to real food two years ago, all the processed and bad-for-you salad dressing had to go. Not to mention no more of those freakin’ seasoning packets that are loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients. 

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip // A low-calorie healthy ranch dip that's sure to impress any crowd! | http://naturalchow.com

But you know what that meant for me? Two years of no ranch dipped carrots. I think that’s why I’ve been so down lately (probably not).

 

This Greek yogurt ranch dip is SUPER easy to make. Blend up the herbs, spices, and salt. Pour the powdery goodness over some Greek yogurt. Give it a ‘lil stir. And BAM! You’ve got yourself some freaking amazing ranch dip!

Told ya it was easy.

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Commencing carrot dipping. 

I swear, you guys, this dip? 100% healthy, free of bad-for-you ingredients, and totally delicious. You’ve gotta give it a try. Seriously.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip // A low-calorie healthy ranch dip that's sure to impress any crowd! | http://naturalchow.com

So why Greek yogurt? Well, other than having more than half the fat as sour cream, it has 5 times the protein! And don’t even get me started about mayo. Using Greek yogurt in this recipe seriously cuts down that calorie number, so you can feel good about eating a boatload of it. <– but not recommended

How can you use this dip you ask? Well, I for one LOVE spreading it on quinoa burgers, or any kind of burger for that matter. It makes a good sub for tzatziki in a pinch. And if you’re a champion dipper (like me), carrots, celery, and pita chips are all great choices. 

So, whether you’re just looking to save a buck or two on salad dressing, just really wanna get your carrot-dipping on, or have a bunch of hungry kids on your hand—I’m telling ya, this recipe is a keeper.

Here’s the recipe:

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
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Yield: about 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dry buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. In a small/mini blender, blend together 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried dill, 1 teaspoon dried chives, the dry buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and sea salt.
  2. Place the Greek yogurt in a small bowl. Pour the blended mix on top and stir well to combine.
  3. Pour the dip into a serving bowl to serve or into a jar to store in the fridge.

What’s your favorite use for ranch dip? Are you a carrot-dipper too? Let me know in the comments below!

Comments

  1. says

    I make this all the time but have been cheating and using the packaged ranch mix. I had no idea which spices and herbs to combine to make it myself. Thank you so much for the recipe and for linking it up at the This Is How We Roll Thursday link party!

  2. Barb says

    Looks delicious, will be making this soon! Do you just add the remaining teaspoons of the parsley, dill, and chives when stirring the yogurt with the blended herbs?

  3. says

    I love this! It looks and sounds delicious! Anything I can do to get away from using all that processed junk! Thanks so much for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!! Featuring you this week :)

  4. cinzia says

    Thanks for your recipe. What do you do with the rest of the herbs, you need 2 teaspoons but then blend only 1 teaspoon of each and then what about the other 1 teaspoon of each left?

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