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Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip (Low-Carb)

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is easy-to-make and it’s a tasty dip for veggies if you’re not a fan of the mayo in my Grandma Denny’s Homemade Ranch Dip. Use Appetizer Recipes for more recipes like this one.

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From-Scratch Diet-Friendly Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt and Dill found on KalynsKitchen.com

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is a slightly different version of my Grandma’s Denny’s Homemade Ranch Dip that we had as an appetizer for every family party when I was a kid. This was long before Hidden Valley Ranch Buttermilk Dressing had burst upon the American culinary scene, but my grandma’s dip did taste a lot like the ranch dressing or dip that’s now a classic in American cooking.

This recipe is a good option for people who want a lighter dip, made without mayo and not using a package mix. Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip  uses cottage cheese for extra protein and I use my favorite Greek Yogurt to make a dip that’s delightfully creamy but lower in fat and higher in protein.

Of course you can use full-fat or reduced-fat cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, depending on which you prefer; either option will be delicious. This recipe has more dill flavor than regular Ranch Dip, so if you’re not crazy about dill, use a smaller amount. I really like the flavor of this Greek yogurt dip and if you’re seriously dieting and need something to take to a holiday party, this dip with an assortment of crisp veggies could help you stay on track.


From-Scratch Diet-Friendly Ranch Dip with Greek Yogurt and Dill found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Make Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)

  1. Put cottage cheese in food processor and process until cottage cheese is well blended and mostly smooth. 
  2. Add yogurt, dill weed, onion powder, and Beau Monde Seasoning (affiliate link) or Trocomare Herb Seasoning (affiliate link).
  3. Blend about 30 seconds more, until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Chill several hours.

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World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Buffalo Bacon Blue Cheese Dip ~ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Greek Yogurt and Tahini Dip for Tomatoes and Cucumbers ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Holiday Cilantro Chive Greek Yogurt Dip ~ Reluctant Entertainer
Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Yogurt and Feta Dip ~ A Family Feast

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is a healthy option for an appetizer or snack any time of year!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese (see notes)
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (see notes)
  • 1-2 tsp. dried dill weed (depending on how much you like dill)
  • 2 tsp. Beau Monde Seasoning (see below for more options)
  • 1-2 tsp. onion powder (can also use finely grated onion if you don't have onion powder)

Instructions

  1. Put cottage cheese in food processor with steel blade and process about one minute, until cottage cheese is well blended. (It will not be completely smooth.)
  2. Add yogurt, dill weed, onion powder, and Bon Appetit or Beau Monde seasoning
  3. Blend about 30 seconds more, until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Chill at least one hour before using.

Variations:

  1. Obviously, you can use the Hidden Valley Ranch packaged mix with my mixture of cottage cheese and yogurt to make a dip that's more nutritious than the one on the package.
  2. You can make a variation of this recipe with a little chopped red onion, finely diced cucumber, and finely diced red pepper if you'd like a chunkier dip. I would use about 2 T of each.

About Bon Appetit and Beau Monde Seasoning:

  1. When my Grandma created her Vegetable Dip and when I first made this recipe, there was a purchased seasoning mix called Bon Appetit. When it was discontinued, the company posted a replacement recipe.
  2. Beau Monde Seasoning is made by Spice Islands and the flavor is very similar to the original Bon Appetit. Don't be confused by "recipes" claiming to be Beau Monde Seasoning with a long list of ingredients.)
  3. For a less sweet version of the McCormick Bon Appetit recipe, I would use 2/3 celery salt, 1/3 onion powder, and a tiny pinch of sweetener of your choice.

Notes

You can use full-fat or reduced-fat cottage cheese; whichever you prefer. Use full-fat or low-fat yogurt, whichever you prefer. I love Daisy Sour Cream and Daisy Cottage Cheese, and that's the brand I would always use!

Nutritional info is calculated based 1/4 cup servings size and a dip that's made with full-fat Greek yogurt and full-fat cottage cheese.

This recipe created by Kalyn as a no-mayo variation of Grandma Denny's Homemade Ranch Dip.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47 Total Fat: 6.2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 490mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 6g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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From-Scratch Diet-Friendly Ranch Style Dip with Dill found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you used full-fat cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, this Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip is suitable for low-carb or low-glycemic diet plans. With low-fat cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, this  would be great for any phase of the South Beach Diet. Whichever kind of dairy product you choose, I would use low-carb and low-glycemic vegetables such as celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, jicama, sugar snap peas, raw mushrooms, and bell pepper strips.

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    34 Comments on “Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip (Low-Carb)”

  1. I love the Fage yogurts. I think that what’s great about the product is how true it is to the original varieties found in Greece. Almost worldwide you can now find this brand and its really wonderful. Rich and creamy and the taste is so clean and light.

    Thanks for the great post!

    Ore

  2. Greek yogurt is my new favorite food–so thick and luscious! I haven’t made any dip yet with it and cottage cheese (though I reckon this weekend is a good time to start!), but I did make a macaroni and cheese with Fage and cottage cheese blended together for the cream sauce, and it was so rich I didn’t miss the extra fat at all.

  3. yogurt and cottage cheese dippp sounds deleciousssss

  4. Kalyn, this totally cracks me up that you have this here today. I was JONESING for a ranch dip this weekend (and that is not a normal craving for me), and ended up whipping one up with Greek yogurt, grated garlic, dill and low-fat sour cream. Very similar. Although next time I’m trying yours!

    PS . . . I made tuna salad with the leftovers, just for fun, and it turned out pretty darned good.

  5. Kalyn: sounds good, I will give it a try; I am always looking for non-ranch-veggie-dip alternatives.

  6. Kalyn, this looks yummy and healthy! There is nothing I enjoy more than this duo.

  7. Thanks everyone for the comments about this recipe. If anyone knows just how to make strained “Greek Style” yogurt from regular yogurt for mama2eandj, please leave it in the comments here. I haven’t done it myself, but I think you can just let the yogurt drain through cheesecloth (or a purchased strainer) overnight in the fridge. You could probably google it and get better instructions.

  8. I’ve long been a fan of HVR dip. I bet this would be even better with fresh dill since I’m a dill freak. I love the blend of cottage cheese idea but I wouldn’t mind just using small curd cottage cheese.

  9. veggies with dip – that’s perfect for watching superbowl! And the baked chicken is fabulous too, I am inspired to try it now…

  10. I love eating my veggies, this will be a nice treat to go with them!
    Also, I love your new header! Looks great!

  11. Hi Everyone,

    I just love to munch on veggies and with dip even more so! I am in Port Angeles and have never seen Greek yogurt in our local stores. I know there is a way to strain regular yogurt so it becomes more like Greek…anyone know how to do this? Specifically I don’t know how long to let it strain or what consistency it should be. I hope this makes sense..I am coffee deprived this early in the morning!

    Libby

  12. Hubby is so excited about the Patriots!

    I love dill and have a wonderful dill dip too, but it is less diet friendly so I am going to try this for sure.

  13. Wow, a diet friendly salad dip 🙂 It is healthy and tasty nice, and looks good too! n_n

  14. Hi, i’m here again… your vegetable dip looks really healthy with the dressing mixture!
    This is a great appetizer!!!

  15. Thank you so much, Kalyn. This recipe is perfect because I was going to make the Hidden Valley recipe, and looked at a packet of the mix and the first ingredient is MSG. NO THANKS!! This will work beautifully!!!

  16. I like the tiny specks of green in the big sea of white. A great combination of flavors too.

  17. I love Fage yogurt and cutting it with cottage cheese for a dip is brilliant! Great protein treat!

  18. For those of us in New England who have to celebrate the Super Bowl in a big way next week, this dip is a perfect addition to the game-time menu.

  19. This looks really good. I have a carton of that in my fridge right now. I am starting the diet tomorrow. I don’t know if I will be able to do phase one and may end up right in phase two. But I also don’t have that much weight to loose. I am already eating gluten free so I just have some modifications to make. I’m sure I will be checking your site a lot for ideas.