The Weekend Gourmet: Two-Step Greek Ranch Dip...Perfect With Pita Chips! F

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Two-Step Greek Ranch Dip...Perfect With Pita Chips!

One of my favorite things to munch on at parties is chips and dip...especially ranch dip!! If you've read this blog for very long at all, you know that I love to feature interesting flavor combinations in the foods that I cook. That goes for my dips too...I want lots of flavor and textures to tantalize my tastebuds.  I came up with a unique Greek spin on ranch dip for a holiday party a couple of years ago.

It was a big hit with everyone at the party, and I've made it a few other times since then. Everyone seems to enjoy the combination of flavors and textures in this dip. Keep in mind that olives are near the top of my Foods I Won't Touch list, but feel free to add some to this dip if you're an olive lover. I won't hold it against you...promise!

Two-Step Greek Ranch Dip

Step 1:  In a large mixing bowl combine: 8 ounces lowfat sour cream, 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup seeded diced roma tomato, 1/3 cup seeded diced cucumber, 3 sliced green onions, 1/2 cup crumbled feta, the juice of one lemon, and a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix. Stir well to evenly combine the ingredients.


Step 2: Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors combine. FYI, the flavor of this dip is best if you let it chill out in the fridge overnight. When you're ready to serve, simply spoon the dip into a bowl with your favorite pita chips on the side. 



That's it...this takes about 10 minutes to whip up, and that time is spent mostly chopping up all the veggies! This would be the PERFECT appetizer to take to a Final Four watching party this weekend. The creamy feta and crunchy veggies are great additions...and the ranch dip mix provides the perfect amount of seasoning. Pita chips are perfect for this dip because they have the heft to stand up to this chunky dip...I've found that potato chips tend to break under the weight of this dip!

17 comments:

  1. This dip looks so good! Sour cream, feta, cucumbers, Greek yogurt... So many things I love in one bowl :).

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  2. Great dip Wendy and I really appreciate that you didn't include olives (which I'm not fond of) ;o). My family is full of dip fanatics and this would be very well received. Thanks for sharing :o)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this dip! This is a must make - thank you for sharing!

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  4. What a fabulous dip...mmmmmm....

    I have a question for you...do you mind e-mailing me at lizzy.do at gmail.com? Thanks!

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  5. Sounds like an amazing, refreshing dip! I love the addition of the feta but I would have to omit the onion for my husband's sake. I'll have to bookmark this one. Thank you for sharing :)

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  6. Thanks...this dip is a realy keeper. And I like things that are a bit different from the usual, but still have a bit of a familiar flavor! I'm thinking I might make turkey burgers tonight with some of this dip for the sauce.

    @Celeste - You could use a bit of very finely diced purple onion instead...or olives if you prefer those. It's pretty adaptable...

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  7. Yum! I love anything with Greek yogurt, and I know it'd be great with grilled chicken.

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  8. @Louanne: Your comment caused a brainstorm! Making grilled chicken sandwiches w/Spice Inc. Greek seasoning...and slathering some of this on the buns!!

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  9. Yum this looks like a perfect dip!

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  10. What a tasty dip recipe! And so perfect for entertaining (making it the night before). I'll be trying this...definitely. Thank you.

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  11. Great idea here, I love my dips!
    Found you on Saturday swap.

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  12. This looks and sounds absolutely amazing!!!

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  13. I don't like olives either, but Ryan loves him. I guess I'd just have to make two bowls of this. Thank you for sharing, my friend. After such a long and hard week, it is good to visit the blogs that I love. I hope you have a safe and happy weekend.

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  14. What a cool dip! For some reason, I've been obsessed with chips and dip lately, so this looks absolutely mouthwatering. The combination of ranch and Greek flavors sounds amazing!!

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  15. i need a recipe for a dip for thursday... looks like i have found it!

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  16. We love dips too! I wish I had seen this one before my husband's poker party last weekend, they would have loved this! I'll save it for next time!

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