With just a few minutes and a handful of ingredients you can whip up a batch of 5-Minute Homemade Ranch anytime. Perfect for dipping, this easy recipes makes snacking on veggies fun and super easy!
Robyn here from Real Food Whole Life, sharing a super simple recipe for5-Minute Homemade Ranch. I know many kids (and adults, too!) find veggies a lot more enticing when dipped in creamy ranch. The bottled stuff can contain preservatives and other artificial ingredients, though, so making an at-home version is a great option for snacking on the creamy dip without any junk.
This 5-Minute Homemade Ranch is so popular at our house I often make a double batch, storing leftovers in a tightly sealed container for after school snacks or to pack in lunch boxes. When fresh dill is in season I like to add it to the dip, but dried is easy to keep on hand and works well when fresh isn’t available.
Homemade ranch goes with just about everything, and we like it best with a big plater of raw veggies. Go for a rainbow of colors to encourage your little one to eat a variety. Raw celery, carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, and cauliflower are all great options. Look for heirloom varieties for extra color; the day we had this platter I found naturally purple cauliflower at our store!
In addition to dipping, this ranch also works well as a sandwich spread or slathered in a wrap along with veggies and some protein for a quick lunch on the go. You can also experiment with different vinegars and dried herbs. Feel free to make it your own and adapt it to your family’s tastes and preferences. So go grab these simple ingredients and make your own ranch at home!
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- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 teaspoon vinegar, cider
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dill weed, dried
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dill. Taste, adding additional salt or vinegar to taste.
- Serve with a rainbow of raw, sliced veggies.