Healthy Garden Veggie Dip

This healthy garden veggie dip is perfect for your next party! Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip! Mayo-free and SO delicious!

This healthy garden veggie dip is perfect for your next party! Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip! Mayo-free and SO delicious!

I often joke that I can turn pretty much anything into a dip.

Whether we’re in the throes of Summer barbecue season or partying it up all Winter long, I’ve always got a new dip creation/experimentation in the mix each and every week. My favorites get jotted down to share on the blog, which has left me with a pretty hefty list of goodies to share!

With New Years Eve party shenanigans on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to break out the dip!

Even better? This lightened up veggie dip will help you get a jump on your healthy resolutions, so snag a bag or two of your favorite tortilla chips and a pile of crunchy veggies and meet me in the kitchen!

Healthy Garden Veggie Dip

Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip! Mayo-free and SO delicious!

The delish appetizer I’m sharing today takes the classic veggie dip to a new level!

Typically veggie dips are seasoned with an array of seasonings mixed with some dehydrated or powdered veggie situation to give it a burst of flavor. I like to take things one step further and season my veggie dip with fresh herbs, veggies, and a few dried seasonings to take the flavor up notch. The combination always results in someone trying to dunk their hand (or face!) into the bowl. I’m surrounded by class acts, I tell ya!

I also swapped the token mayo for some healthy Greek yogurt, because that’s how we roll around here.

This healthy garden veggie dip has become a go-to for game nights with friends, birthday parties, showers, and holiday parties and potlucks.

I could pretty much eat it forever. Seriously, give me chips and dip over dessert any day of the week!

Get your dippers ready – it’s time to dive in!

This healthy garden veggie dip is perfect for your next party! Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip! Mayo-free and SO delicious!
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Healthy Garden Veggie Dip

This healthy garden veggie dip is perfect for your next party! Skip the store bought tub; you’ll want to dunk everything in sight into this tasty homemade garden veggie dip! Mayo-free and SO delicious!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Garden Veggie Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 36 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder or dried minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 TBSP fresh chopped green onion plus extra to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrot (approx. 1/2 a carrot)
  • 1/4 cup chopped broccoli florets

DELISH DIPPERS:

  • carrots
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • cucumber slices
  • celery sticks
  • bell pepper slices
  • pita chips
  • tortilla chips

Instructions

  1. For the carrot, shred using the fine side of your favorite cheese grater, it's super easy!
  2. For the broccoli, use kitchen scissors or a pairing knife to remove just the tippity top of the florets (no stems whatsoever) from the broccoli.
  3. Combine all ingredients and mix.
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste as needed. 
  5. Pop it in the fridge overnight to allow the flavors to amplify. If desired, you can even kick up the seasoning the next morning by adding extra of your favorite spices or salt and pepper to taste.
  6. I've made this dip a few times now and I have to admit that it's not a whisk-together-and-faceplant kind of dip. The real deliciousness happens when the herbs, seasoning, and veggies get up close and personal in the fridge. Trust me, it's exponentially better if you let it sit overnight. It's science. Food Science. Do the right thing!
  7. Serve dip alongside all your favorite dippers and watch it disappear!

Recipe Notes

If you're not a fan of greek yogurt in dips (I'll forgive you!) feel free to use a 1/2 cup of your favorite quality mayonnaise instead. I love pretty much all dairy ever so I'll happily scarf either!

Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Garden Veggie Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

so . . . how was it?!

Phenomenal! I’m so obsessed with this healthy garden veggie dip it’s ridiculous. It’s like a ranch dip got busy with a veggie dip and magic happened. Typically you only see the actual veggies beside the dip for dunking, but chopping up fresh carrot, broccoli, and green onion and letting them in on the fun with the herbs and spices is totally the way to go!

Since the flavors need a few hours in the fridge to mingle and amplify, it’s strictly make-ahead, which is a total lifesaver in my book! Make-ahead means I can whip it up for a gathering the night before while my chickpea is fast asleep and not scaling my leg trying to eat all the dip. Make-ahead means I can spend more time primping before a friend’s party or potluck because my dish is already chillin’ like a villian in the fridge.

Make-ahead means THERE’S SO MUCH TIME FOR ACTIVITIES!!!

Now I totally have to go watch that movie.

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If you get a chance to try this Healthy Garden Veggie Dip, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation! WOOT!

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  • Claire

    I made this at the weekend and it was delicious. I did use half yoghurt and half mayo (as my hubby isn’t a big yoghurt fan….but doing half and half meant he didn’t notice and declared it perfect for game night!

    • Whooo! So happy to hear it Claire, thank you! Love the half and half combo!

  • Krissy Allori

    Such a great recipe! This is a must have for all veggie platters!

    • Totally! We’re even making it again for one this weekend!

  • Liz

    I love dips, but I don’t love the calories! Thanks for sharing a delicious, healthy version!!

  • Gabby Gott

    Sounds delicious! I love the addition of veggies and fresh herbs in the dip to make it healthier! Yum!

  • Christi Schiffer

    What a hit! I made a train out of bell peppers and filled the peppers with cut vegetables for dipping for our twins first birthday party. The little shreds of carrot and tiny broccoli tips were a perfect addition to the creamy dip. So happy I made it the night before! It tasted totally different the following day!

  • Jill Tinney

    This is my go to veggie dip! My family and I love it every time. I served this at my daughters birthday party last November and there wasn’t a drop left, even the kiddos loved it. Keep all the yummy recipes coming Jenn.

  • Darlene

    All the ingredients I love, made it, let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours. Sorry but this is so very bland and just does not taste good at all.

    • Gahhh so so sorry to hear it Darlene! Did you make any swaps by any chance or use a different version of a particular ingredient (like a fat free sour cream?) Trying to troubleshoot if possible, so thank you for any input you can offer here! It’s been a hit at all the parties I’ve served it at and I’m super bummed it came out bland for you. If you still have it handy I would increase the salt and seasonings to your liking, as they’re super customizable if you prefer more garlic/onion/salt/etc. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Melissa

    If I don’t have light sour cream, what can sub? More greek yogurt?

    • Jenn

      Hey Melissa! Go for it! I’d choose a 2% Greek if you have it since a little healthy fat will help the antioxidants in the veggies get absorbed/utilized plus it will be creamier than using all 0% — but either should work!

  • I’m a sucker for dipping chips and veggies into powdered ranch mixed with sour cream and mayo but I’ve got to try your much healthier and delicious sounding lighter veggie dip next time!

  • This sort of dip always gets me to eat more veggies! Great flavours!

  • This looks so creamy and delicious! Chips and dips are the best!

  • I loooooove those multigrain chips. This looks like the perfect dip to pair with them.

    • Jenn

      Thanks so much Brandon! It’s truly a match made in dipping heaven! <3

  • yum! i always love a good veggie dip

  • LOVE this! There are never too many dips in the world, and this one looks fabulous!

  • This is something I need to make for our football watching days! Love all of the veggies in there.

  • What a delicious looking dip, it looks so tasty!

  • What a great dip – I think I have all the ingredients on hand – perfect appetizer!

    • Jenn

      Thank Deb! Hope you get a chance to make it! <3

  • What a refreshingly tasty dip! And we LOVE Food Should Taste Good chips!

    • Jenn

      They’re beyond amazing, eh? 🙂

  • I love fresh dips like this to eat with veggies!! This recipe is a keeper. 🙂

  • I love a good dip, and it’s a great way to get my kids to get their veggies!

  • I’m in love with those chips and I need to make this dip asap!

  • Oh I’m totally on team dip all the things!! Its all I wanna eat these days!! I should probably sub in some carrots and broccoli for the crackers though 🙂

  • I’m always looking for more healthy dip recipes – this one looks delish!

  • Dear Jenn, I would definitely be one of the faceplanters on this dip! And must try these addictive chips! Happy New Year to you and your family!

    • Jenn

      Thank you! Happy New Year Allie! <3 Cheers to 2016!

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