Homemade Ranch Dip

I love Ranch dressing and dips, and my favorite dip used be a packet of mix and sour cream. Last year I realized that I couldn’t pronounce most of the ingredients from the mix pack, and realizing that the main seasonings are garlic and onion powder, decided to play and make my own cleaner version.

I use Greek-style lowfat yogurt, and sometimes mix in a little mayo if it’s on hand. Eyeball the herbs, keep salt low (the flavors will blend after a few hours of chilling), and change it up with what’s ever on hand in your herb cabinet.

For one cup of yogurt, I add the following:

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Add anything else. . . . I know many people add dried thyme, basil or parsley.  Mix and chill. Enjoy.

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