I have a theory that says that dip was invented so that kids would eat their vegetables. I actually do not know when the first dip was invented, but it did create a tasty way to eat raw vegetables, which is the healthiest way to eat them.
If you make your own dip from your own ingredients, you can make the dips a little more healthy than the store bought. It will also have more flavor since the ingredients are fresh.
Here is a recipe for a ranch dill dip. If you love the taste of dill, you will love this one. It is best to let the ingredients sit for a few hours so the flavors can meld before serving. I usually let it go overnight.
- 16 oz. low fat sour cream (you can sub fat free plain greek yogurt)
- 1 cup reduced fat mayo
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 4 tsp dijon mustard
- 3 tsp onion powder
- 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- large handful of fresh dill chopped
Serve with raw vegetables or chips.