If you’re like me and hate eating fresh veggies, then this is the dip for you! This Ranch Hummus Dip has cottage cheese, greek yogurt AND garbanzo beans so it has lots of protein and it is so good with fresh veggie sticks! It’s a creamy and delicious dip that takes only 5 minutes to throw together!Did you know that I’m queen of dips? I have like a million dip recipes on this here blog. Fruit ones, caramel ones, skinny ones, salsa ones, you name it. But you know what I don’t have? Hummus. I’ll admit right here, right now that I’m sort of a scaredy baby about making hummus.
I finally put my big girl pants on and decided to make the most basic hummus recipe I could find on all recipes. Guess what? Every single last hummus recipe I could find had tahini in it. What in the world is tahini?! And why is it so dang hard to find in my grocery store?
I literally spent 20 minutes trying to find it at my Ralph’s grocery store and then I gave up. The next time I went, I asked someone that worked there and he had to search around to finally find it in the kosher section by the ethnic foods. It’s pretty pricey for the little can thing you get.
Anyway, I went home and made a simple hummus recipe. It was the most BLAND thing I’ve ever tried. I added spices, olive oil, garlic…basically anything I could think of to get it to have some flavor. No dice. I cried and then threw it out.
Fast forward a week and I’m draining a can of garbanzo beans to put in my salad for lunch and lo and behold, there’s a recipe printed on the paper around the can for a kid friendly ranch hummus. And guess what? NO tahini needed!! Intrigued, I cut the paper off the can and put it aside.
The next time I went to the grocery store, I picked up everything I needed for the hummus, and decided to see if I could make a few changes to make it a bit healthier. Super excited, I made it as soon as I got home.
Holy cow. It was flippin’ amazing. The best flavor EVER!!! And so easy too!
I served it up to the king of dips (my husband) and he was wary. He had tasted my last attempt at hummus. He honestly didn’t even want to try it. But I made him. 🙂 And he loved it!! After I told him that it had not only greek yogurt but cottage cheese in it too, he was floored. You can’t taste the healthy in this recipe at all! It is so amazingly fresh and delicious!
If you’re like me and hate eating fresh veggies, then this is the thing for you! You will love dipping carrots in this hummus. And because it has cottage cheese, greek yogurt AND garbanzo beans, it has lots of protein and will fill you up! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Ranch Hummus Dip
- 1 15-oz can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup fat free cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 1-oz packet ranch dip mix
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until all mixed and smooth.
- Serve with pita chips, pita bread and/or veggies and enjoy!
Want more dips? Check these out:
Skinny Cottage Cheese Taco DipHawaiian Fruit Dip