May 26, 2015

Rainbow Chard-Sweet Onion Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

1 teaspoon canola oil
1 sweet onion (Maui, Walla Walla or Viadila), diced
1 bunch rainbow chard, stems and leaves roughly chopped
1 packet Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips Mix
1 1/2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt

Heat oil in a skillet. Add the onion and saute 2 minutes. Add the chard.

Continue to saute until the chard is soft and wilted, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Drain off excess liquid.

Scrape the chard and onion into a food processor. Pulse twice. Add the Greek yogurt and Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips Mix. Pulse until a fairly smooth dip forms. Refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to serving.

My thoughts:
You guys all know how much I like dip! Over the last eleven years I've posted a ton of dip recipes on this blog and enjoyed every one. What you might not know is that when I'm not making a dip to post, I often make a little single serving size dip using Hidden Valley® Hidden Valley Ranch mix (in a jumbo shaker I buy at Costco) and other spices for my lunch. So when Popsugar on behalf of Hidden Valley asked if I wanted to develop a new recipe using their new Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips Mix I couldn't see why not. Using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream is a great way to cut extra fat out of your dips while staying rich and creamy tasting. I'm not a big fan of non-fat sour cream but non-fat Greek yogurt is still delish and has all the positive probiotic properties of yogurt and is full of protein. This makes dipping seem like less of an indulgence to me even if I wasn't dipping veggies! This dip mix was specially formulated to use with Greek yogurt and both my husband and I felt like it quieted some of the tang of the yogurt and really made it taste the like original, sour cream-based dip. I mixed in rainbow chard (Swiss chard would be fine too!) and sweet onion as a nod to my favorite spinach caramelized onion dip. They added a fun texture and flavor and even more nutrition to dip. Just take care to squeeze or drain the excess water out of the cooked vegetables so the dip isn't watered down. I served it with lightly steamed sugar snap peas but anything dipable would be divine

Check out other recipes using Hidden Valley Ranch mixes here.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hidden Valley through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Hidden Valley, all opinions are my own.

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