by Olena

Healthy Veggie Dip

Olena Osipov
5 from 5 votes

Healthy Veggie Dip made with regular or Greek yogurt and a few pantry staples. Makes vegetables, lunches and parties more exciting.

Looking for more healthy dip recipes? Try my healthier French onion dip and garlic hummus.

Healthy Veggie Dip

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We all need help of healthy veggie dip to eat more vegetables. I make healthy vegetable dip to make kids’ lunch boxes more exciting. Or whenever I have to bring an appetizer to a party and am short on time.

Homemade veggie dip is so easy to make! I would rather eat vegetables without a dip than with a store bought one. It tastes sweet and not fresh to me. This recipe is basically a version of my healthy ranch dressing.

To make this healthy dip, all you need is yogurt and a few pantry staples. Only 5 ingredients!

Healthy Vegetable Dip in bowl on platter with slice veggies

How to Make Healthy Vegetable Dip

Homemade veggie dip is so much better for you. No preservatives and way less sodium. Not to mention that it tastes better and fresh!

  • Use regular or Greek plain yogurt. Regular yogurt contains more whey than Greek. If you have time, strain it in a colander lined with linen towel over a bowl for about 1 hour. If not, dip will accumulate more whey on top with time – just stir before serving. Either way works.
  • Add fresh or dried herbs. Very finely chopped dill or parsley are the best herbs for a veggie dip. Previously frozen are OK as well. If you are making this ranch style dip mid-winter, dried dill weed would work. Obviously not as good as fresh but you will get desired flavour pretty close.
  • Add pantry staples and stir: Garlic powder, salt and pepper. I used garlic powder for a subtle garlic flavour. You can use tiny grated garlic clove too.

mixing greek yogurt dip in a glass bowl with yellow spatulahealthy veggie dip on a celery stick

greek yogurt dip on a platter with veggies

More Tips and Storage

  • I prefer organic or grass-fed local dairy to avoid herbicides in our food, specifically glyphosate RoundUp.
  • Higher fat content yogurt is better. I usually buy yogurt 3.5 % fat content. 2% is great too. Stay away from non-fat 0% yogurt as it tastes chalky and bland.
  • Veggie dip should be a bit more salty than you are used to because we are dipping unsalted veggies in it.
  • I like to store dip in a glass Mason jar with plastic lid. I often make it right in it and shake.
  • Dip stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Stir each time before serving.

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Healthy Veggie Dip

Healthy Veggie Dip made with regular or Greek yogurt and a few pantry staples. Makes vegetables, lunches and parties more exciting.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dip
Cuisine: Ukrainian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Olena Osipov

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain regular* or Greek yogurt 2% and higher fat
  • 1 tbsp dill or parsley very finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp + a pinch salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a small jar with a lid or medium bowl, add yogurt, dill, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Shake the jar or stir with a fork. That's it.
  • Serve with veggies. Dip tastes best after standing for 10 minutes. Shake or stir again after.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

    Notes

    • *Regular yogurt contains more whey than Greek. If you have time, strain it in a colander lined with linen towel over a bowl for about 1 hour. If not, dip will accumulate more whey on top with time - just stir before serving.
    • I used garlic powder for a subtle garlic flavour. You can use tiny grated garlic clove too.
    • If you are making this ranch dressing mid-winter, dried dill weed would work. Obviously not as good as fresh but you will get desired flavour pretty close.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 71mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 55mg
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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    1. 5 stars
      Simple, quick, healthy and delicious!

      Made it with 3% Balkan yogurt and frozen fresh dill (I now always have fresh dill available, yay!)

      Was about to make your also delicious hummus to eat with fresh veggies but I was out of chickpeas..!

    2. 5 stars
      A very good, healthy dip. I added a little of Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning to it also because I did not have as much fresh dill as I would have liked to have had for the recipe.

    3. Hi Olena, I was so happy to find your site when I was looking for a veggie dip recipe. Thanks, I will give it a try.
      We live on Vancouver Island, BC too! My husband and I moved to Nanaimo in 1994 and in 2003 we moved to Nanoose Bay where we still reside with our two dogs. Just thought I would say “Hi” from one islander to another 🙂

      1. Hello Louise! I am thrilled that you found my website! Thank you for sending me a message to say hello! Vancouver island is an amazing place to live!

    4. 5 stars
      Easy, quick and delicious. I didn’t want to buy pre-made dip. Found this on the internet. So good with fresh cut veggies. Good snacking.

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