Cultured Dairy Ranch Dip


Walk by the dairy aisle and you’ll notice tub after tub of dips. It’s tempting to stop and pick them up, but when you do you’ll notice all sorts of unsavory ingredients that you may not even be able to pronounce.

But all of the chemicals additives, preservatives, and sodium aside; the base of the dip is almost guaranteed not to contain the enzymes and probiotics that a dip made from cultured dairy products.

When you make a dip, versus a dressing, you want something thick and rich. The obvious first choice for this might be sour cream. If you do not have sour cream you can combine sour cream with yogurt or kefir. Or, any combination of sour cream, yogurt, kefir, yogurt cheese, or kefir cheese that you have so long as the end result is fairly thick.

Once you have decided on your cultured dairy base, try these fresh herbaceous dips chock full healthy ingredients like garlic, onion, and lemon juice.


  • 2 cups cultured dairy (any combination of sour cream, yogurt, kefir, yogurt cheese, or kefir cheese that creates a very thick base)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced parsley
  • 1 garlic clove, minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Place in refrigerator and allow to set for 30 minutes before serving.


Cultured Dairy Ranch Dip Recipe

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