Cool Cucumber Ranch Dip and Deli Wings | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cool Cucumber Ranch Dip and Deli Wings

To say that Cleveland goes a little nuts over sports might be the understatement of the century. With the football team snagging a certain "Johnny" and the return of a hometown hero/heartbreaker "King" and the addition of "Love"...well, the city is just buzzing with what the new seasons hold for us.  

It is a fact that Cleveland LOVES it's sports teams and are some of the most loyal and tailgate-loving fans you will ever find!!   What do Clevelanders like to eat when they tailgate?  Well, it's pretty much anything goes, but hot wings are on the top of most fans lists! With the football pre-season games well under way, college football just around the corner, and basketball season coming up soon...there is going to be plenty of tailgating and home-gating parties to host and to attend in the upcoming months! 

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I love wings, but I don't love preparing them at home.  Just not my thing. (Maybe one day!)  These wings are great for any party I might want to bring them to or serve them at.  

They are fully cooked, hot, sauced and ready to go.  I found them at the Deli (near the rotisserie) and they are available in Bone-in Hot Wings or Boneless General Tso's flavors.  I purchased them by the pound, but they are also available in a Pick 3 Bucket or a plated meal.

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Of course, you cannot serve wings without a dip to cool things off.  A lighter dip to serve with the wings is a plus too, because let's face it,  hot wings are great, but not so figure friendly.  

Insert Cool Cucumber Ranch Dip. Kraft® lite Classic Ranch Dressing, non-fat Greek yogurt, cucumbers, and garlic come together to make a light creamy cool dip perfect for hot wings or even veggie dippers! It could not be easier...dump everything into a bowl, mix, refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend, and serve.

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Since I grabbed the wings at the deli counter, I picked up everything else I needed for the dip while I was at Walmart too! 

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I garnished the plate with a little fresh parsley for a nice presentation! 

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The verdict was in...everyone loved the hot wings and the dip!  And I loved that I didn't have to break a sweat getting this tailgating favorite ready to serve! 

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...Leaving me plenty of time to watch the game and toss around the football with the pooch!

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What do you think?  Do you embrace shortcuts like this when you plan and get ready for parties?  (I know I do! Because sometimes it just makes sense!) 

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Cool Cucumber Ranch Dip

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Cool Cucumber Ranch Dip
A cool dip for your spicy deli hot wings. Also great on raw veggies!


  • 1/2 cup Kraft® Lite Classic Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup grated English cucumber
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for about a half an hour to blend flavors.
  2. Serve with Tyson® Deli Hot wings and/or assorted raw veggies.
Yield: approx. 1 - 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: (Chill Time) 00 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.
Tags: dip, appetizer, cucumber, ranch, garlic, yogurt

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  1. I love chicken wings - and having a deep fryer is good and bad - good because it holds the temperature and food isn't greasy, but bad because I can deep fry anything at a moments notice! When I entertain I do a kind of "semi-homemade" like the show - short cuts that help me not spend hours in the kitchen and actually enjoy my guests!

    1. I know what you mean, a fryer would be a love/hate thing for me. I don't do frying very well, though. lol

  2. Love cucumbers and I love ranch... I'll have to give this a try!

    1. If you like both, I think you will like this dip Marye!

  3. Renee, I love this shortcut! You know me, I do love to make everything homemade, but sometimes you just need a little help and this is perfect! The dip sounds fabulous - really digging the addition of the cucumber! I know what I'm having this weekend! yummm

    1. I'm the same, but you are right...shortcuts are such a helper!

  4. What a perfectly simple and delicious dip for watching the game or enjoying a movie with friends! Yum!

  5. Shortcuts are my way of life for busy nights! Your wings and dip looks yummy!

  6. Sometimes you need some shortcuts. Your dip sounds great.


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