Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

In celebration of Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip, I wrote us a song.

No Guilt Ranch Dip

Dip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
Dip-a-Dee-A
My oh my, what a dippity day
Creamy ranch goodness heading our way
And it’s totally guilt-free
So dip it away!

It’s not every dip that inspires me to connect with my inner Girl Scout and rewrite the words to “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” but this Skinny Ranch Dip has secret powers. It’s loaded with the classic ranch dressing flavor that has tricked children into eating vegetables and convinced pizza lovers to smother their slices in salad dressing.

I’m also not sure what it says about me that I chose to rewrite “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” over Will Smith (“Gettin’ Dippy With It!”) or that other ’90s gem “Da Dip” (refresh: “I put your hand up on my hip; when I dip, you dip, we dip”). Perhaps I’m wholesome? Endlessly optimistic? Really love Disney sing-a-longs?

Skinny Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip. All the Ranch goodness you love without the guilt!

Skinny Ranch Dip made with Greek yogurtSkinny Ranch Dip is thick, creamy, and longs to be smeared on your sandwich or dunked with your chips and veggies. Best of all, it is actually good for you. Bye-bye fatty ranch dressing that negates every salad it touches. Hello protein-packed Skinny Ranch Dip!

As I shared back when I posted this Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Dip, nothing makes me more skeptical than a dip that advertises itself as “skinny.” Most of the time, I’d rather have less of the real-deal than more of a low-fat dip that doesn’t satisfy.

Fortunately for us, a thick, dreamy base of plain Greek yogurt is the perfect vehicle for the addictive garlic, onion, and dill spices that create classic ranch flavor. Ben, who eats vegetables with the attitude most humans apply towards cough syrup—a necessary evil—ate a good chunk of this dip with carrots before I had even started the photographs.

Skinny Ranch Dip with Greek yogurtToday, we dip our hearts out and load up on dairy + protein. I’d say that’s worth a song, wouldn’t you?

This Ranch Dip is completely guilt-free and tastes exactly like the real-deal!P.S. Mega apologies if (like me) you have “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” stuck in your head right now. We should sing a duet.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

A quick and easy creamy ranch dip that is completely guilt-free and tastes just as indulgent as the original!

Yield: about 1 cup

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Fresh, chopped chives garnish

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients: Greek yogurt, garlic, onion, dill, salt, Worcestershire, and cayenne. Garnish with fresh chives and serve.

Refrigerate leftover skinny ranch dip in an airtight container for up to three days.

Gettin’ dippy with it:

About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...

25 comments

  1. Any dip that inspires a song has to be amazing!

  2. For the record, I think I like your song even better than the dip. It’s now stuck in my head! Probably all day.
    The dip does look so good! Worthy of its own song, for sure!

  3. I could dip this all day long!! <3

  4. Yum! My husband won’t eat Worcestershire sauce. Any sub suggestions? Totally making this tonight – maybe I’ll sneak it in!

    • Hi Sue, the flavor of the Worcestershire is super subtle, so you might get away with it :-) otherwise, I would just leave it out, and add just a teeny bit more kosher salt. I hope you guys enjoy it, and I would love to hear what you think!

  5. Ranch is secretly one of my favorite things, but I don’t eat it much because it’s so decadent. This recipe will be changing all of that! Can’t wait to pile this on salads!

  6. just whipped this up and it’s delicious! im lactose intolerant so i subbed the yogurt for silken tofu, but it still has great flavor! …better than any ranch ive ever had out of a bottle!

  7. I am rooting for any dip that tricks “children into eating vegetables and convinced pizza lovers to smother their slices in salad dressing”!! And Worcester sauce in a dip is a fantastically brilliant idea!

  8. Greek yogurt for the win! Veggies, sandwiches, pizza, fingers — I’d dip anything (within reason) in here!

  9. I would like to dip everything in this skinny ranch situation. EVERYTHING!

  10. We eat yogurt by the bucket-full (actually, by the crock pot full) around here, and the little one loves dip… ok fine, we all love dip. Yay for healthy dip!

    Can I put in a request for a video blog of this post? THAT would be awesome ;)

  11. This sounds awesome Erin! Love the dill in there. PS next time I want a video if you’re going to write a song. !!! :)

  12. Diane Siniscalchi Reply

    Oooooh, great recipe! Plain non-fat yogurt always has a reserved spot in my fridge. I can make this! :-)

  13. You can never have too many good healthy dip recipes around! Love all the flavors here!

  14. Accomplished food blogger, recipe developer, AND songwriter?! Your talents never cease to amaze me ;)

  15. Looks awesome, will try anything that gets my husband to eat more vegetables! Sidebar I had completely forgotten about Da Dip until this very moment, fantastic flashback!

  16. LOL, love that song you wrote…pretty sure it needs to be a number one hit lol. This greek yogurt ranch dip sounds fantastic!

  17. Yay, bravo, love the song – it just shows how amazing this dip is! Love that it’s skinny and I can trick my husband into eating his veggies now :)

  18. Wow! Your getting serious now Erin writing songs to snack by :) Lovin’ this, thinking I’m going to whip it up & just have salad with it for tea tonight….. yep…. it’s on :)

  19. What a delicious dip recipe Erin! Perfect for an afternoon healthy snack paired with some yummy fresh berries. Thanks for the idea!

  20. i made it with fresh dill and added a squeeze of lemon juice and pepper. it was really good, will def keep making this. also I accidently made it with regular plain yoghurt and it was still good, just not as thick.

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