Last year when my husband and I decided we were going to seriously try and cut out processed food from our diets, our first step was to start reading labels on some of our go to foods. It was pretty shocking to say the least. I talked a bit about this a few months ago here on the blog if you want to start this yourself. Anyway one of the worst contenders for way too many unnecessary ingredients was those packets of dried dressings or dips you keep around to whip up a quick dip or dressing if people are coming over. Waaaay to many unpronounceable ingredients on those, believe me!
But if you don’t have those,
what will you put out with your veggies
or let your kids use to dip those carrots in after school?
The answer is make your own!!!!
You can find recipes for almost any type of homemade real food type dressing on the web or on pinterest but today I will just share my homemade ranch dip with you.
It’s really pretty easy and you probably have (almost) everything you need already in your pantry.
(I say almost because I had to go out and get dill to make this but now I am prepared!)
I mixed together all the dried spices and put them into a little glass jar
(or use an old empty spice container-they work perfectly!)
Then I keep the dried seasoning on my spice rack and just mix it into
some plain Greek yogurt a little at a time when I need some dip or ranch dressing
and I know EXACTLY what’s in it- a
nd more importantly what’s NOT!
(no sugar, no salt, no chemicals)
So here it is:
Homemade Ranch Dip (Dry Mixture)
- 4 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried dill
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp group black pepper
Just mix all of this together and store in an airtight container and then
when you need it mix about 1 tablespoon of the dry mixture into about
1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt. Done.
And if you are someone who hates Greek yogurt
(I was one once too but I converted myself…)
you can substitute sour cream for the base
but I promise you won’t be able to tell the difference.
Now go make dip and be merry!
I intended to have a pretty picture for you of this one,
but it got eaten all up yesterday and the party
and I don’t think you want to see a picture of an empty bowl.
~eat well, be well-