Cool & Creamy Greek Yogurt Dip

cool and creamy yogurt dip lowfat recipe

Cool & Creamy Greek Yogurt Dip
Serves 2
Can be doubled | Can be halved | Makes great leftovers

This one’s a frequent snack in our house. It’s quick to make, delicious to eat, and good for you too! Greek yogurt (as opposed to American style plain yogurt) is the key ingredient for a nice thick dip, which mimics sour cream beautifully. We prefer Greek yogurt to sour cream not only because it’s so deliciously tangy and good for digestion, but also because when you want to make something lower in fat, a good quality low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt is more wholesome than low-fat or non-fat sour cream (which has too many weird additives for our taste).  For a satisfying treat that you can feel good about eating, this is a perfect recipe. Veggies, crackers, chips, everything goes great with this dip!     ~ Susan

Ingredients:

1 cup low-fat or non-fat Greek yogurt – I’ve been loving Greek Gods brand lately
1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
1/4 teaspoon Herbamare seasoned sea salt (or plain sea salt) – more or less to taste
1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce (I use San J wheat-free tamari to keep it gluten free)
optional – 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions

Like it hotter? Add a tablespoon or two of chopped pickled jalapenos, a dash of cayenne pepper or some hot sauce to taste.

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir together until well blended. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking and start dipping!

Serving Suggestions:

A crudites of raw vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, peppers, snap peas, etc. is a great accompaniment to this dip, especially when you add the scallions to the mixture.

Any kind of crunchy cracker, crisp bread, or chip is a classic combination with a creamy dip.

It’s also perfect in place of sour cream on top of a baked potato.

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