I am pretty sure that I have told you before that I really love Greek Yogurt Ranch. Dipping veggies in Greek Yogurt Ranch is something I can feel good about- when I just feel like snacking. Last year, when I was pregnant, I ate it all the time.
I don’t always make homemade ranch seasoning, I am open to using the packaged stuff too. But actually when I just throw my own spices together, it usually tastes better.
Just recently, I found literally 4 big bags of chia seeds sitting in the back of our pantry. I love how healthy they are. I thought it would be fun to add chia seeds to homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch. As I am eating something tasty, I might as well make it as healthy as I can.
After you place all of the seasonings in the Greek Yogurt, you will want to put the dip in the fridge to marinate for a few hours. The chia seeds will expand a little. I actually like the texture.
If you’re not sold on a dip made with only Greek Yogurt, add a little bit more salt. If you’re still not sold on an only Greek yogurt dip. add 1 part mayo or sour cream and 3 parts Greek Yogurt. I know that Greek Yogurt can be an acquired taste.
Homemade Chia Seed Greek Yogurt Ranch
2 1/2 cups of Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon chives or dried chives
1 tablespoon dried dill
1-2 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Method: Mix your seasonings together in a dish. Add Greek yogurt and mix throughly. Cover dish and place it in the fridge for a 1-2 hours.
I tried to get a close up of the dip- so you could kind of see the chia seeds.
Anyway, this dip was a huge hit. I love putting out raw veggies for the kids during lunch and dinner time. Plus, this is a dip I can feel proud of too!