My daughter moved back from California a few months ago. Ever since she got back she has been wanting to make this dip for me. She seriously went on and on about it. Every time I went to the store she would ask me if I would pick up the ingredients for her to make it.But since she lives about 20 minutes away and doesn't drive yet, I told her I wasn't going to buy the ingredients until I knew for sure she would be here to make it. Also I didn't want her to make it late in the evening because we would have dinner to eat. WOW I so sound like a Mom right now don't I?
Well with the issues I have been having with my eye, and my inability to drive, her brother stepped up to chauffeur Mom around so she could run her errands and my daughter tagged along to keep us company. One of the places I needed to go was the grocery store so there was her opportunity. Middle of the day, Mom's buying groceries, she was a happy camper. She knew what she needed off the top of her head, so grabbed everything and away we went.
Once we got home she took over my kitchen, shooing me away anytime I came near. I had flashback to her sitting on the floor at 3 years old trying to tie her shoes. After some frustrated grunts I would ask her if she needed help and she would sternly tell me, "I do it myself Mommy" so cute, but I needed to plan on leaving at least 30 minutes before we needed to so she had her time to "do it herself"!
She whipped this dip up in no time flat though and proudly brought it out to us with the crackers. Now, I have to tell you that I am not a huge dip person. I have a few that I really like, but with me trying to lighten up what we eat, dips are notorious for being very very fattening. This dip was really really good, I was pleasantly surprised! I will keep this recipe to use for football games, I know it will go over great. I will however be trading Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Just that substitution along will save about 300 calories believe it or not. I really am in love with Greek yogurt!!
Here is the recipe as my daughter made it though and it was fantastic. I am assuming that the green onions the "L" part of the dip. In her mind the green = "L" I am sure!
16-ounce container sour cream (can sub 16-ounces non fat Greek yogurt)
3 ounces tomato paste
6 slices bacon
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch mix
4 green onions, greens chopped
Cook the bacon until crisp, set aside on paper towel to cool.
In a medium mixing bowl add the sour cream and ranch mix, stir until well combined. Add the tomato paste to the ranch mixture and stir until completely incorporated. Chop the bacon and add it along with the green onions. Stir to combine. Serve with crackers or bread.