Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is an easy, healthy veggie dip recipe made with basic ingredients you always have on hand in your fridge or pantry. Stir it together in minutes, then serve it on a platter with vegetables, pack it for lunch, or you can even use it as a salad dressing.

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Originally published on Jul 27, 2014

No matter the time of year, I need plenty of quick, easy, and preferably healthy snacks ready for my kids at all times.

During the school year life is crazy, and I’m usually rushing to pack their school lunches. And in the summer, with all the energy they burn biking and swimming and even running around inside when it is super hot, they are always looking for something to eat.

But since they are always eating, I want to make sure that what they grab for snacks is good for them. That way, you know, we can indulge in a sundae with hot fudge every now and then.

That’s when being able to quickly whip up an easy healthy dip for veggies with ingredients I always keep on hand is perfect.

Not surprisingly, my kids love to dip. So I need to be prepared to make lots of dips all the time. But I don’t necessarily want to use a premade seasoning packet.

However, many Ranch dip recipes have lots of fresh herbs and lemon juice and buttermilk. These are not always things you have on hand at a moment’s notice. So this is what I like to call “Pantry Ranch Dip”, which means that other than Greek yogurt, all the ingredients are things you probably have in your pantry or spice cabinet.

This actually makes it even more budget-friendly than anything premade or the recipes that require a bunch of fresh herbs that you may not end up using up.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip for Veggies

Healthy Ranch Dip

Just mix up some basic dried herbs and spices plus a couple of other ingredients from your pantry with Greek yogurt. Then serve it right away or let it sit in the fridge for the flavors to fully develop. This gives you that classic ranch flavor, but it’s easy, budget-friendly, and packs in a whole lot more protein, with nothing weird or wacky. And if it gets kids munching on crunchy carrots or cucumbers, you know it is good!

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
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Ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried dill
  • Salt
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper

Directions overview – scroll to the recipe card for the full set of instructions

Just stir everything together and keep it in the refrigerator until you need it. It will keep for several days. And while you can serve it right away, it is best to give it a couple of hours to let the flavors fully develop.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip in a small bowl

FAQs

Is Ranch dressing and Ranch dip the same?

Ranch dips tend to be thicker than a salad dressing, and this one is also quite thick. If you want to use it as a salad dressing you could spoon it onto lettuce in a bowl and then toss it to coat the leaves before serving. You can also add a couple tablespoons more of the vinegar or oil to thin it out so you can drizzle it over your salad.

Is Ranch dip healthy?

Many storebought Ranch dips contain preservatives and unhealthy oils leading them to be high in saturated fats. And those seasoning packets also have preservatives and other fillers to prevent them from caking.

Since this recipe is made with just Greek yogurt, oil, vinegar, and dried herbs and spices, it does not contain any of those things. Therefore, this is a healthy veggie dip. 

Plus, by using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream, you are getting an extra dose of protein and probiotics too!

Is it gluten free? Low carb?

Gluten Free Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This information is solely based on my research and personal experience, and I provide it as a courtesy to my readers. Please consult your doctor or medical professional for any questions as it relates to your needs, particularly if you have celiac disease or a severe gluten allergy or intolerance. Products, manufacturing facilities, and ingredients change frequently, so you should always contact the manufacturer for the latest information. 

While this is not necessarily true of storebought Ranch, all of the ingredients in this Ranch recipe are gluten free and low carb. When it comes to the herbs and spices, by using individual dried seasonings, you are avoiding seasoning packets that could contain gluten. Just be sure your brand does not add any gluten-containing fillers.

If you want to keep the fat and calories low, you can use nonfat or lowfat Greek yogurt. For a keto Ranch dip, stick with whole milk Greek yogurt. 

Besides veggies, what else do you dip in Ranch?

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing or Dip with carrots and celery sticks
5 from 2 votes

Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A simple, healthier version of a favorite that only requires basic ingredients you always have on-hand.
Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. If you want a thiner texture to use it as a salad dressing, just add additional apple cider veingar to schieve the desired consistency.
  • If possible, let sit in the refrigerator for at least a couple hours to allow the flavors to develop.
  • Stir again before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons (approximately))
Calories 31 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 126mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

46 Comments
    1. So glad you like it! Sorry, I totally didn’t realize this recipe card was missing the nutritional information. It will vary based on the type and brand of Greek yogurt you use but for lowfat Greek yogurt, it has about 30 calories per 2 Tablespoons. You can check out the recipe card now for the rest of the nutritional information if you are looking for other macros.

  1. Mackenzie Fodness

    Every time I try making a ranch dip that contains olive oil , all I’m able to taste is the olive oil, is there any way to cut it out and use something less strong in flavor ?

    1. Brianne Cupcakes & Kale Chips

      Hi Mackenzie,
      Absolutely! You can swap out the olive oil and use pretty much any other mild oil you prefer. Vegetable, avocado, sunflower, etc.

  2. Kea

    5 stars
    Just made this for the second time in two days! No parsley at home, doubled the dill (and garlic too cause we love it). Turned out fantastic each time!

  3. Brianne, this is SO yummy! I whipped up a batch to go into our healthy snack container in the fridge and I grabbed some on the way out this morning with a baggie of veggies. SO easy and delicious. Perfect for me because I’m OBSESSED with ranch.

  4. I agree, store-bought ranch is full of all sorts of junk we don’t need. I also make my own with Greek yogurt, usually by opening the spice drawer and just dumping stuff into the carton of yogurt. haha. Love the splay of cider vin in there. I’ll have to try that next time!

  5. I pretty much stopped eating ranch years ago because it’s gross but this! This can bring me back to ranch dip because it’s not gross and I always have the ingredients on hand!

  6. There is something so classic and yummy about a good ranch dip! Love that you created your own version with greek yogurt – such a healthy alternative to the usual!

  7. My kids love dipping veggies, too. I prefer making my own dressing because the unknown “spices” in store bought have me leery, but my oldest is allergist to soybean oil, so that rules out many dressings. This is just natural, healthy goodness. Love it!

  8. I love that you healthified ranch dip by using Greek yogurt and simple flavorings. Such a great recipe…I can’t wait to treat my family to this!

  9. I’m currently on a fitness/weight challenge and am looking for healthy recipes using ‘good’ foods. Very surprised to see that this one fits the bill! Thanks so much for sharing {she says as she hurriedly runs to the kitchen to whip up some dip}.

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer</a

  10. Oh, my , I love your lightened up Ranch! You’ve done it without sacrificing any flavor. And such a yummy way to get kids to eat veggies. You are one smart mama!

  11. I love go-to recipes like this one, something quick and easy you can always put together. Dressings are always good to have on hand. I remember you telling me about this at lunch when we were at FWCon, glad you end up choosing this to post. It’s perfect for the theme 🙂

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