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Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip

Save Calories and Keep Cool With This Healthy Ranch Dip

When the weather heats up, you want to munch on crunchy, raw veggies with a satisfying ranch dip. However, it's easy to go overboard on the ranch and pack on some serious calories with what was supposed to be a tiny tide-over. Rethink your ranch by substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream and mayonnaise. Instead of the powdered spices and salt, quickly chop up some chives, parsley, and garlic. There is so much flavor packed in these fresh herbs; only a little salt is needed to satiate your palate. The thick creaminess of the yogurt will provide you with a seemingly decadent treat when really you are loading up on protein and probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that keep your digestive tract in balance.

Cucumbers With Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip

Cucumbers With Ranch Greek Yogurt Dip

Notes

This dip will complement any raw vegetable, so be sure to try it on bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli florets.

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

Ingredients

  1. 1-2 cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. Salt to taste
  4. 1/2 bunch chives, thinly sliced
  5. 1/4 bunch flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  6. Lemon juice to taste
  7. 1 6-ounce container strained Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. Chop garlic, then add a generous pinch of coarse salt. Mash the garlic and salt mixture with the flat side of your knife.
  2. Stir garlic paste, chives, parsley, and lemon juice into Greek yogurt until well combined. Salt to taste.
  3. Serve with cucumber wedges or vegetables of your choice.


Source: Calorie Count

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