When I think of tailgating, I think of delicious, fatty foods that I hate myself for eating the minute halftime hits. Seriously. Don’t sit me down in front of anything I can put on a potato chip. It’s a disaster. So, the Seahawks went to the Superbowl for two years, and every single week, we had a party that always featured our favorite tailgating foods. It was a crazy couple of seasons, and we won some NAILBITERS…
guess what my bad habit is when I’m nervous? EATING. So, I needed to think of something fulfilling that wouldn’t leave me regretting the day entirely. and
I created this recipe back when I first started on the 21 Day Fix, and found that it was the perfect addition to our football parties, because no one believed me when I said it wasn’t
. I’m just real ranch give myself a huge pat on the back here, but gonna “Chobani ranch” is so much better than any other ranch I’ve had. I love the kick that Greek yogurt gives it, and it just has so much more depth than I thought it would. my
So, this recipe is
my Sweet & Spicy Chobani Ranch, which is a perfect accompaniment for MANY things: your favorite spicy wings, veggie sticks (like carrots or celery), slathered on some homemade street tacos (my husband’s for ), on your burger, or wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla with fresh tomato and turkey bacon for a healthy BLT – which is my vehicle of choice for this stuff. However, if your husband is going to look at you like a crazy person if you try to feed him a BLT on fave , just give him his sticky buffalo wings and a bowl of this gameday ranch. Chobani
Or, you know, grab some baked potato chips or homemade sweet potato fries and just dig in.
Man. I might have to finish this post later… I’m starving.
SWEET & SPICY CHOBANI RANCH
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Onion Powder
- Garlic powder
- Sea salt
- Fresh cracked pepper
- Fresh-chopped herbs: parsley, dill, chives are my favorites
- A dash of whole grain mustard
- A swirl of honey for some sweetness
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped – and then chopped some more. No one wants to eat a chunk of chipotle pepper…
you also want to wash it down with an entire jug of water. Holy spicy. unless
- Finally, a splash of your favorite vinegar for balance. I like apple cider or balsamic in my ranch!
Here’s the fun part. There aren’t really specific measurements that I stick to. For those of you that like specifics…
, sorry ’bout this. I taste as I go (super fun) and add to it slowly. The best part is, you’re starting with such a healthy base, there isn’t really a chance to take this the wrong way. Just don’t start throwing things like cane sugar and marshmallow fluff in, yeah ? mmmk
To make it spicy, it really comes down to personal preference. Chipotle can be a little much if you’re not really a spice-lover like me. A little cayenne would be great, or a squeeze of your favorite hot sauce does the trick, too.
Happy Tailgating, friends! LET ME KNOW how you like the Sweet & Spicy Chobani Ranch! Since we always have plain Greek yogurt on hand, I visit Chobani’s recipe page a lot – tons of delicious, inspired ideas for your next meal.