Herby Yogurt Ranch Dip
Hi, My name is Megan and I am a dipaholic.
One can often find me staring in the fridge thinking one of two things: "What could I dip into this? Do we have plantain chips?" "What could I dip this into? Stone ground mustard? F*ck yeah." It's very child-like [besides the F word] and very un-foodie of me, but it's who I am. I'm told by my life partner that it's because I'm from Iowa. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I'm positive it's not a compliment.
I also happen to love ranch just as much as I love dip. So, I'm guessing you can probably figure out what my favorite type of dip is, huh? Uh-huh.
Let's pause for a moment, though, and consider what's in your typical ranch dip. MSG, soybean oil, modified food starch, disodium iosinate?! I'm stopping there. All you need to make a chemical free ranch dip is some fresh herbs, a little acid [vinegar!], Greek yogurt and 5 minutes.
The best thing about this dip? It does NOT taste healthy. There's a time and a place for food to taste healthy, and ranch dip time is not one of those times.
There's a time and a place for food to taste healthy, and ranch dip time is not one of those times.
Ready your chicken wings, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, celery sticks, gluten free pretzels (my fave) and whatever else you have in your fridge that resembles a scoop. Herby Yogurt Ranch Dip is about to become a staple.
Herby Yogurt Ranch Dip
Author: Megan Kober, RDN, LD
Time: 10 mins
A cool, herby ranch dip loaded with protein and healthy fats. Make a big batch to snack on with raw veggies all week.
1 3/4 c full-fat, plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c mayo
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp green onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp minced parsley
1/2 tsp dried dill (or 2 tsp fresh dill)
1 tsp salt
10 grinds of fresh black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Cover and let chill for a couple hours to let flavors really blend and come out.
This dip is full of protein and healthy fats, so for a balanced snack just add a side of veggies or plantain chips to get your carbs in!You can totally skip the fresh herbs if you don't have them or if you're in a hurry.
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