Homemade Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt

Homemade ranch dip with greek yogurt

Homemade ranch dip with greek yogurt

The ranch dip that comes in an envelope and gets mixed with sour cream used to be one of my favorite party foods.  I loved it on potato chips and fresh veggies.  Now that I’ve started reading labels, a product with MSG as the second ingredient isn’t something that I want to feed to my family or friends.

Have you ever needed a quick dish to take to a potluck luncheon with other military spouses or were you asked to bring a healthy dish to your child’s school?   This recipe will save the day!

Recently, I was asked to prepare a vegetable platter for a party. I knew somebody else was bringing hummus, so I needed something else to accompany the veggies.  I pulled a recipe for ranch dressing off of a popular wellness blogger’s website, but my fresh garlic was really strong and I didn’t care for olive oil mixed with Greek yogurt in a dip.

So, now short on time and still needing something to serve with my veggies, I hurried back to the commissary and picked up another container of Greek yogurt and made my own recipe.  This is what I came up with using simple, whole ingredients that taste great.  No blender needed!

Ranch Dip

Makes about 2 cups


  • 1 500 g (17.6 oz) container whole plain Greek yogurt

  • 1 tsp dill weed

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Do you have a packaged favorite that you’ve made over?