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
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, opt.
- Fresh chives, garnish
- Veggies for dipping
- Stir together all ingredients well in a bowl. Serve with veggies or chips.
- Store dip in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.
Did you make this recipe?
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.
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.
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!
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!