You may have seen my Homemade Healthier Blue Cheese Dip on Wednesday…so to be fair to those who dip their wings and things into ranch…(I have no idea WHY?!), this one’s for you!
Obviously, you can tell, I am in the Blue Cheese Camp for dipping…but I love this homemade Ranch Dip as a salad dressing too- or as a dip for veggies, so I knew, no matter what dipping-side you may lean, that you’d love this recipe like I do!
It’s similar to the Blue Cheese Dip, in that I use greek yogurt to substitute for some of the fat from sour cream or mayonnaise. But I also add in buttermilk- which if you don’t buy it and are worried about the leftovers, buttermilk makes AMAZING pancakes and muffins as a substitute for milk.
Homemade Healthier Ranch Dip
1/2 cup low-fat or full fat plain greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. buttermilk (I use the brand above, but you can use any cultured buttermilk)
1/2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried dill
1 tsp. fresh minced garlic (but in a pinch powder will do)
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped (fine) parsley (or 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley)
In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, buttermilk, worcestershire, and lemon juice until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula until combined. Thin with more buttermilk until it’s the consistency you like. Adjust seasoning with salt/pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
I may actually like both this dip and the Blue Cheese dip the same now…It may be showdown, come game day!
You tell me- Ranch or Blue Cheese?