Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip
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Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

I cannot believe this, but our little dude is about to head to REAL school (pre-K) in a few weeks. I’m kind of losing it. To keep my sanity, I’ve been thinking about snacking and whipped up a batch of this Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip which is great for after school snacks or to pack in lunch boxes!

It’s going to be a hard schedule adjustment for family Macheesmo. Theo has been at the same daycare for four years and is already nervous about going to a new spot.

We also have to drop off two kids now in two separate locations (with only one car) and school ends much earlier than daycare so we have to figure what Theo is going to do for a few hours each day. More than likely, run errands with me!

We are all taking deep breaths over here!

Wish us luck and if you have any tips on kiddo transitions, leave a comment. We need all the help we can get!

Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

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Just in time for back to school needs, this homemade ranch veggie dip is perfect for dipping almost anything! A mix of yogurt and sour cream keep the calories in check and a homemade spice blend kicks it WAY up in flavor. Kids love it, but I love it also!

Ingredients

3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (opt.)
Fresh chives, garnish
Veggies for dipping
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Directions

  1. Stir together all ingredients well in a bowl. Serve with veggies or chips.
  2. Store dip in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.

Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

I used a lot of spices for this version! I prefer to use dried spices in this ranch dip so it keeps longer in the fridge and has more consistent flavors. It looks like a lot of spices but they all add something so don’t skip them!

The only optional one is the red pepper flakes. It adds a little heat to the dip. My kids were okay it with but if your family is very sensitive to spicy stuff, leave it out.

Spice mixes - Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

The mix!

For the base, I used a mix of Sour cream and Greek yogurt. I’ve seen some recipes for this dip that are all one or the other, or sometimes it has mayo in it also. I think a sour cream and Greek yogurt mix gives you a nice balance of creamy texture and lightness.

My secret ingredient is a small spoon of apple cider vinegar. It brightens up the dip and gives it a little tang that would normally come from buttermilk in classic ranch dressing.

Stir it up - Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

Don’t forget my secret ingredient.

The finished yogurt ranch dip ends up being a bit thicker than a classic ranch dressing, which makes it perfect for dipping!

Almost any veggie goes well in this ranch dip!

Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

Celery. Red peppers. Cucumbers. Radishes. Carrots. Tomatoes. ALL. THE. VEGGIES!

It also goes well with chips and pretzels though so it can really be the centerpiece of any snack plate.

I think I’m about to learn how stressful school schedules can be, but at least we will snack well!

Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

Here are a few other great dip recipes!

4 comments on “Homemade Ranch Veggie Dip

  1. I taught preschool briefly; this is what we did for students before they started: if Theo hasn’t done it already, have him visit the school and take pictures of him in the room, going in, etc. Then make a little picture book of the experience; leave the last page blank, and ask him to ‘predict’ one to three ideas of what he thinks it will be like. Then, once he’s attending, check on those predictions every so often, and update his responses and make some new predictions. Sounds odd, but it helps kids deal with fears, and helps build some anticipation. Write him a note in his backpack or lunch bag (oops.. too young to read.. draw a heart, smile face, your dog.cat, whatever will bring a smile to his face). If need be, I’d also suggest having a picture of you and your wife for him to keep in his backpack or bag (every kiddo seems to have a backpack…) so he can look at if he needs some reassurance. When he comes home, talk to him about his day, and reinforce that this is the most important job he’s going to have- to learn! And that ‘he’s GOT this!’ Good luck- you and your wife seem like really good people, so Theo should be fine, but don’t hesitate to ask for school resource help if he has a rough time.

  2. Yum! I am a chef of my home and I like to cook a variety of dishes for my family and friends. With the help of your recipes, I cooked many dishes at my home and they are very delicious thank you soo much for guiding me with these recipes.

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