Try This Instead of Ranch… | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


Last weekend, while hanging out with Melissa in Denver, she looked at me and said that while we were at her hubby’s aunt’s house for football, there would be a yogurt dip there for dipping chips and veggies into.  This was something they all loved and she wasn’t sure that I would love it too, since if you know me at all, you know that yogurt makes me gag.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to like yogurt, but every time I try to eat it, I gag.  (I know you wanted to know that, right?)

I’m also a ranch dressing nut.  I love ranch dressing on just about everything, baked potatoes, chips, veggies, pizza.  LOVE ranch dressing.  But keeping an open mind, I decided to give this yogurt dip a try, and I found that I love it.  And Melissa wasn’t kidding when she said they all loved it!  So, with Super Bowl parties coming up, I thought I’d share a healthier way to dip your snacks!

So, here’s how you make it(as told to me by Melissa):

You’ll need a big tub of fat free plain yogurt. (Melissa tells me that they use the High Plains kind.)  Strain the yogurt overnight through a cheesecloth in a noodle strainer or a veggie steamer tray.  This makes it thick like sour cream.  Then put the yogurt in a bowl, mix in olive oil a bit at a time stirring until the mixture is smooth.  Add salt to taste (kosher works great) and voila!  You have magic yogurt dip! (Okay, they didn’t call it magic yogurt dip, but I do!)

You can use it for everything you use ranch dip/dressing and sour cream for.  Veggies, crackers, bread, cheese, baked potatoes.  Okay, maybe not your salad, but you get the idea!  And if you want to make a yummy salad dressing instead of ranch or whatever dressing is your favorite, try olive oil, lemon juice and kosher salt!  YUM!

And there’s your healthier way to dip your snacks!

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