From-Scratch Diet-Friendly Ranch-Style Dip with Greek Yogurt and Dill
When I was a kid, everyone in my family went crazy over my Grandma’s Vegetable Dip. We had it as an appetizer for every family party, and everyone simply called it “vegetable dip.” This was long before Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Dressing had burst upon the American culinary scene to become the salad dressing of choice for so many American families, but my grandma’s “vegetable dip” did taste a lot like the ranch dressing or dip you can make with the Hidden Valley Ranch packaged mix.
Not only that, yogurt is one of the SuperFoods, so this dip is very nutritious! This recipe has more dill flavor than regular Ranch Dip, so if you’re not crazy about dill, use a smaller amount. I also use a spice mix called Bon Appetit, which can be replaced with celery salt and onion powder. I really liked the flavor of this diet-friendly dip. If you’re seriously dieting and need something to take to a Superbowl party, this dip with an assortment of crisp veggies could help you stay on track.
(From-Scratch Diet-Friendly Ranch-Style Dip with Greek Yogurt and Dill was updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, March 2014.)
Then add the Greek yogurt and seasonings and process until the dip is blended. That’s it!
Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Dip with Dill
(Makes 2 cups, recipe created by Kalyn)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (the brand I used has only 5 grams fat in 1 cup; use full-fat cottage cheese if you prefer)
1 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt (I like Fage Total Greek Yogurt, use full-fat or low-fat yogurt if you prefer)
1-2 tsp. dried dill weed (depending on how much you like dill)
2 tsp. Bon Appetit or Beau Monde seasoning (see below for more information or replacement if you can’t find these spice blends)
1-2 tsp. onion powder (can also use finely grated onion if you don’t have onion powder)
About Bon Appetit and Beau Monde Seasoning:
South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:
This low-fat dip would be great for any phase of the South Beach Diet. Use approved low-glycemic vegetables such as celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, jicama, sugar snap peas, and bell pepper strips for Phase One. The dip is also great for other low-carb eating plans, but you may prefer full-fat yogurt and cottage cheese.
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More Tasty Dips made with Yogurt:
(Recipes from other blogs may not be South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)
Yogurt Dip for Falafel or Veggies from One Hot Stove
World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Yogurt Dip from Saffron Trail
Greek Yogurt and Tahini Dip for Tomatoes and Cucumbers from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Swiss Chard Tzatziki from Simply Recipes
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