Rainbow Veggie Ranch Dip
Can we all agree that the plate of random veggies and a big bowl of ranch as an appetizer could use an update? Okay, thanks. I’ll handle it from here.
This Rainbow Veggie Ranch Dip is so many wonderful things in one. For one, it’s easy to make. Stir together some basics and then layer on some minced veggies and you’re set. It would be a great centerpiece appetizer for a game day celebration or you could make it in advance and dole it out for quick after school snacks!
The colors are bright, it’s relatively healthy, and it’s pretty delicious. I like to serve it with Simply7 chips (my personal favorite are the lentil or hummus varieties).
Once the dip is made, it’ll keep great in the fridge for a few days even so feel free to make it in advance! Say buh-bye to the stale veggie platter this year and make this fun dip!
1) In a medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, lemon juice, mayo, herbs, and spices. Use a fork to mash it together well and make sure everything is blended to a single consistency. You should be able to dip a chip in it. If it’s too firm, add more lemon juice or mayo to loosen it further.
2) Spread the ranch dip out in a large 9×13 baking dish or serving dish.
3) Mince all the veggies, one at a time, taking your time to make sure they are nice and small. Add the veggies in the order of the rainbow to the serving dish.
4) Refrigerate dip until needed and serve with Simply7 Chips.
Dip will keep fine in the fridge for a few days.
Rainbow Veggie Ranch Dip
I thought about using packaged ranch mix for this dip, but liked the flavors more by just combining some simple spices and herbs myself.
The base for this dip is a cream cheese base with some mayo mixed in to loosen it a bit. Then you add in all the flavors!
Mash that all together really well. It helps if your cream cheese is at room temperature.
Then spread it out in a large 9×13 dish. Honestly, if you wanted to you could skip the veggie topping and this is a really good dip for chips by itself! I know because I “tested” a fair amount of it prior to doing the veggie layer.
Now let’s talk rainbows! Now any true rainbow fan will know I’m missing a color, but there isn’t any natural blue veggies so I just left it out. No biggie. These work though for the rest of the rainbow!
The only real trick to this dip and why it takes probably 15-20 minutes to make is you want to make sure you dice the veggies really evenly and finely. No big chunks!
Get to work!
Layer those veggies down in your dish on top of the ranch cream cheese layer and you’re in business!
Remember, ROY G. BIV or I guess ROY G. IV in this case!
If I’m picking a favorite color, I’d probably vote for green or yellow. I loved the broccoli/ranch combo and the pop from the peppers.
This Rainbow Veggie Ranch Dip feeds a crowd, is super colorful and fairly easy to make. What more could you want in a dip?!