Homemade Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt

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Homemade ranch dip with greek yogurtThe 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

Ingredients

  • 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
      

Directions

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

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