Healthy veggie dip is easier to make than you might think, so you can indulge without the guilt. In this post, I’ll share my recipe and give you the step by step instructions for how to make it.
The crisp texture of fresh veggies goes great with this rich and creamy, yet healthy, dip recipe. I know you’re going to love it.
If you look at the nutrition information on a store bought tub, you’ll quickly see that they aren’t always as good for you as you may like.
That’s why I’m sharing my healthy veggie dip recipe that’s packed with wholesome nutrition and delicious flavor. So you can indulge in the creamy goodness, without the guilt.
It’s perfect for any summer party tray and holiday gatherings, or simply for snacking on your homegrown produce.
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What Makes This Veggie Dip Healthy?
What makes this vegetable dip healthy are the nutrient-rich, fresh, and reduced-fat ingredients.
I swapped out traditional things, like sour cream for Greek yogurt, which is lower in calories, without sacrificing the taste.
You’ll also save ⅓ of the calories by using light mayo instead of regular. Plus fresh herbs, which add extra vitamins and beneficial nutrients, as well as lots of flavor.
How To Make Healthy Veggie Dip
This healthy vegetable dip recipe is easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes.
All you need to do is prepare your ingredients and stir them together, for a perfect mix that’s better than any store-bought version.
Healthy Veggie Dip Ingredients
The best part is that you don’t need very many ingredients, and you probably already have most of this on hand.
- Plain Greek yogurt: This provides the same creamy texture as sour cream, without sacrificing the taste. To save even more calories, use a reduced-fat version.
- Parmesan cheese: This adds a rich flavor, along with a palate-pleasing texture. Use a low-fat option, or omit it all together if you prefer.
- Reduced-fat mayonnaise: Lite mayo adds to the fullness and taste, giving it a little extra zing. You could use a full-fat version if you prefer.
- Lemon juice: The lemon juice gives this healthy veggie dip recipe a delicious tang, while also helping to thin and blend everything together, creating a perfectly creamy texture.
- Fresh parsley: Freshly chopped parsley adds color, as well as a mildly bitter hint that brightens the overall taste, but you can substitute for ⅓ the amount of dried instead.
- Fresh dill: This is a visually attractive ingredient that brings a distinct flavor. Fresh is best, but you can use ⅓ the amount of dried instead if you need to. Or if you’re not a fan, you can skip it.
- Salt: Of course, salt helps to enhance all of the flavors, but you can either reduce the amount or omit it if you prefer.
- Pepper: Black pepper offers a pungent and earthy touch of spice that we all love.
- Garlic powder: The garlic powder enriches the flavor and adds to the aroma.
Tools & Equipment
Making this healthy veggie dip recipe is so easy, and you won’t need any special cooking equipment. Gather everything ahead of time to speed up the process.
Tips For Making Healthy Vegetable Dip
This recipe is very customizable. If you like to experiment, you can swap in your favorite fresh herbs and seasonings.
While fresh herbs will provide the best flavor, if you’re in a pinch you can always substitute for dried.
Adding fresh minced garlic, or chopped green onions or scallions will add a fun new layer of flavor and texture.
Using & Storing Your Healthy Veggie Dip
Though this is best when served fresh, it will keep for 5-7 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
Because it is dairy based, do not leave it out for more than 3 hours at a time, and make sure to put it back in the fridge right away when you’re done using it.
You can freeze it safely for a few months. But keep in mind that the texture won’t be quite as good as eating it fresh.
This healthy veggie dip recipe is delicious, and you can enjoy it without worrying about all of those extra calories. With the creamy texture and rich, tangy flavor, nobody will ever know your secret.
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