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.

A white bowl of ranch dip with carrots and celery on the side

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

4.9 from 19 votes
A quick and easy creamy ranch dip that is completely guilt-free and tastes just as indulgent as the original!

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins

Servings: 1 cup, approx.

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 for garnish

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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

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  1. 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!

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

    1. 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!

    2. I tried this substituting soy sauce for Worcestershire sauce because I didn’t have any Worcestershire. It still came out tasting like ranch dressing, so I counted it as a success.

    3. We subbed in a combo of equal part coconut aminos (soy sauce would work too) + a dash of apple cider vinegar. Tastes just like ranch!5 stars

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. Jessica, this is officially the record for the fastest anyone has made something I posted! I am so, so excited that you enjoyed it, and I love the idea of using tofu too.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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 ;)

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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 :)

  14. 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 :)

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

  16. 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.

    1. Nancy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It’s wonderful to know that it works with regular yogurt too. Thanks for letting me know how it turned out for you :)

      1. I made this too with regular yogurt–it was a bit runnier, which made it easier to use as a salad dressing! delicious :)

  17. Do you think this would hold up if I froze it? I live alone so i’m just cooking for myself. I would have to practically eat this every meal to use it all within three days.

    1. Hi Kevin! I’m sorry, but I honestly don’t recommend freezing this. I think the layers would get really mushy. If you’d like a smaller batch, however, the recipe is very flexible. You can cut it down by however much you like and layer it in a smaller pan. I hope you love it!

    1. Hoooooray Doreen! I am so thrilled to hear that. Thanks for trying the recipe and taking time to leave this lovely review.

  18. Do you have the nutrition information for this recipe? I am totally going to try this as a alternative to hummus to break up my regular lunch routine.

    1. Hi Melissa, I started calculating nutritional information for my recipes starting in January 2016, and unfortunately it’s a time-consuming process, so I’m unable to go back to previous recipes to add it. If you’re interested in the nutrition info for this (or any other recipe), you can calculate it for free at myfitnesspal.com—that’s the site I use when doing my own estimates! I’m sorry I can’t give you the information for this specific one, but I hope that My Fitness Pal will be a helpful resource.

  19. I made this to have on hand for veggies and was pleasantly surprised. Most greek yogurt dips have a tangy aftertaste that is a bit too strong for me, but this one did not. It tasted a lot like the “dill dip” recipe that has been in my Mom’s recipe file for decades (and calls for Accent seasoning- aka MSG). I did detect the slightest Greek yogurt flavor, but it wasn’t strong. I am curious as to whether I can get my husband to try it (he typically won’t go near anything with yogurt and is suspicious of any item that looks like it may have it).

    Next time I would leave out the cayenne, as it did have a little bit of a kick to it that I don’t think was needed. I used a container of Fage which was 7 oz, so not quite a full cup.4 stars

    1. Angela, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this detailed review! I’m glad the dip was a hit, and I hope your husband enjoys it too if he gives it a try!

  20. I would use this site / recipes if it contained nutritional information. Hopefully you will include soon and I will return. 

    1. Hi Suzi! All of my recipes from 2016 on have nutritional info. I’m not able to go back and add to the old ones due to time constraints. If you like, you can always use myfitnesspal.com to calc it yourself for the older recipes for free. It’s pretty quick and easy!

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to review the dip, Melinda! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  21. Well I’ve made it had to shift the measurements as being in England I don’t really work with cups but I managed it and it tastes great popped it in the fridge to take to work with me tomorrow for my carrots :D no doubt the flavours will only get better over night can’t wait. I’ve needed something else to have as a snack on my dumb diet haha and I think this is perfect!5 stars

    1. Gemma, I am so happy you enjoyed the dip! Thanks so much for taking time to leave this lovely review too. It means a lot!

    1. Great question! Regarding nutritional info, this is something that I’ve actually started adding to all of my new recipes, effective January 2016 (you’ll see it in the recipe box at the bottom). Unfortunately, it’s pretty time consuming, so I’m unable to go back and add it to past recipes. If you’d like the nutritional info for any of my older recipes (or really any other recipe or food), you can actually calculate it yourself for free at myfitnesspal.com (this is how I calculate the new recipes on my blog). I’m sorry I can’t give you the information for this exact recipe, but I hope that My Fitness Pal will be a helpful resource for you.

  22. Ok…I only have vanilla yogurt in my fridge. If I use it will it taste terrible? Should I just make the trip to the store for the plain yogurt?

    1. Carrie, I cannot recommend this swap. The vanilla flavor and sweetness won’t work well with these savory flavors. Sorry, but I think this will be worth the trip to the store!

    1. Hi Grace, I’m sorry to hear the dip wasn’t to your taste. I know it’s disappointing to try something new and not enjoy it, so I truly wish you would have loved it.

  23. Very simple and delicious! I  always have Greek yogurt in the fridge, and I had all the spices needed for the recipe, so this will be my go-to veggie dip from now on!

  24. Wowwwwww this is absolutely amazing! Thank you thank you for giving me the opportunity to have such a healthy dip to have with veggies. SO EASY to make and so YUMMY. 5 stars

  25. Not sure where I went wrong but I did not care for this:(. Is there maybe a certain brand of Greek yogurt I should try?  

    1. Hi Dawn, I’m so sorry to hear the dip wasn’t to your tastes. Did you use plain non-fat Greek yogurt? I know it’s disappointing to try something new and not enjoy it, so I truly wish you would have loved it!

  26. Thank you!  

    I’ve been searching for a good ranch dressing recipe and my search is over!  

    With other recipes,  the sour tang of the yogurt always shone through but this one is perfect :)

    I did substitute chili powder for the cayenne.5 stars

  27. It was pretty great! I still like my hidden valley ranch better but I’m trying to eat healthier so this was a great swap. Thank you for sharing!5 stars

  28. This was a fabulous surprise!! As others have said, it is better than any commercial Ranch. Serving it at a football party and I know it will be a hit!!5 stars

  29. I will not likely buy yogurt based veggie dip ever again. This was quick, easy, tasty, healthy, inexpensive… Plus no special ingredients meant that I could make this without a trip to the store. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  30. I keep a calorie count so I was wondering if you had the nutrition facts for this? Would love for this to be my new dip!!

    1. Hi Ashley! Nutritional information is something I started adding to recipes in January 2016. Unfortunately, it’s a time-consuming process, so I’m unable to go back to all my past recipes to add it. The good news is that you can calculate the calories for free at MyFitnessPal (there are other similar sites too). I hope that can be a helpful resource for you!

    2. Hi Ashley, the calorie count would likely be however many calories are in 1 cup of the yogurt you use, as spices are virtually calorie-free. :)

  31. I know these ingredients make one cup. But if I was just going to dip some veggies how many servings would this make?

    1. Hi Nicole! I find this serves 4 to 6 if you have it as a part of a spread with a few other items. I hope this is helpful!

  32. This tastes a lot like onion dip to me, very very good as a veggie tray dip. I made it for my daughter to dip broccoli tots in as she is allergic to egg and can’t have typical ranch. Definitely recommend this as a dip for whatever!!5 stars

  33. Perfect! I made a new recipe that was missing a little something and needed a dip or a sauce. I searched for “yogurt dip” and 2 minutes later dinner was complete! I added a touch of red vinegar and a pinch of sugar too.5 stars

  34. Ok this is SO much healthier than the Kraft brand and if you leave it in the fridge for at least a few hours it is DELICIOUS. On weight watchers and the entire cup of this is the same amount of points as 2 tbsp of Kraft! Hallelujah!
    Great recipe! Thank you!5 stars

    1. Hi Jane, while I have not tried it myself with regular plain yogurt, other readers have with success! Let me know if you try it!