Easy Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

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This easy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is a 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.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip with veggies on a plate on top of a stack of colorful napkins.

Healthy Ranch Dip Made with Greek Yogurt

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.

So being able to quickly whip up an easy healthy dip for veggies with ingredients I always keep on hand is just what I need. But I don’t necessarily want to use a premade seasoning packet.

However, many Ranch dip recipes have lots of fresh herbs, 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.

Just mix it up and serve it right away or let it sit in the fridge for the flavors to fully develop. This easy dip has the classic ranch flavor, but it packs in a whole lot more protein, with nothing funky in there. And if it gets kids munching on crunchy carrots or cucumbers, you know it is good!

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip for Veggies

Ranch Dip Ingredients

Here is a quick list of what you’ll need so you can check your refrigerators and spice cabinet. The full amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Plain Greek yogurt. You can use non fat, low fat, or whole milk yogurt depending on what works best for you.
  • Apple cider vinegar. I like to use raw apple cider vinegar, but any that you have in your pantry will do.
  • Olive oil. Or any other healthy oil like avocado oil.
  • Dried herbs and spices. This includes parsley, dill, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Salt and pepper.

How to Make It

Just stir everything together and keep it in the refrigerator until you need it. You can serve it right away, but it is best to give it a couple of hours to let the flavors fully develop.

This Ranch dip will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days, depending on how fresh the yogurt is.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip in a small bowl

Common Questions

Is Ranch dressing and Ranch dip the same?

Ranch dips tend to be thicker than 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 of 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, 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?

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 in the recipe, 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. 

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing or Dip with carrots and celery sticks

Serving Suggestions

Of course, you can’t mention Ranch without bringing up Buffalo Wings. But there are so many things you can dip in this Ranch. It’s also great for drizzling on salads and so much more.

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip with veggies on a plate on top of a stack of colorful napkins.
4.9 from 7 votes

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

This easy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is a 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.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 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
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.

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51 Comments
  1. Amanda

    4 stars
    Too much ACV for me, and I like vinegar water shots in the morning! Next time I will go with 1 Tbs.
    I used whole milk organic yogurt which which has a good consistency.
    Thanks for sharing! I like your recipes

      1. Amanda

        I’m still eating it tonight, it tastes amazing! Just not the classic taste I was going for. I did use raw acv yes. This batch pairs well with beef, it’s all good ๐Ÿ™‚

    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.

  2. Mackenzie Fodness

    Every time I try making a ranch dip that contains olive oil , all Iโ€™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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. Katie

    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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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