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Easy Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip!!


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I just wanted to share this with everyone...I made a veggie dip last night out of 2 cups of Fage 0% greek yogurt and 1/2 packet of Hidden Valley ranch dressing seasoning.  This will be enough dip to last me the entire week at around 290 calories total (or about 30 calories/serving).  I'm also using it as a spread for my turkey wraps.  Besides being high in sodium, this is such a great alternative to other condiments (and I actually prefer it to traditional low cal ranch dresssing)!!! 

Hope you guys get a chance to try this and like it as much as I do!

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I make this weekly! It's the only way I can eat greek yogurt.

Yesterday was my first experience with greek yogurt, but I'd imagine I'm the same way.  Great source of protein & calcium and pretty delicious as a dip!  Wish I would have discovered this sooner!

I absolutely LOVE doing this.

If you get sick of the ranch dip, you can try mixing it up with other powdered soup mixes - I really like the Knorr's vegetable soup mix (it's like 1 dollar) because it has chunky pieces of dehydrated vegetables, french onion soup mix, and beef onion soup mix. 

Also, something else (a little strange) that I do is I mix popcorn seasonings into greek yogurt lol - http://www.kernelseasons.com/shop_seasons.php

Kernel Seasons has ABSOLUTELY amazing popcorn seasonings.  It's meant for popcorn but there are SO MANY flavors!!  BBQ and Ranch are my favorite but they also have Nacho Chedder, Parm & Garlic, Kettle Corn, Milk Chocolate Caramel, etc... soooo good =] I get mine off amazon, I use them on everything!

I make a dill dip by taking fat free plain Greek yogurt (this is the only time I use fat free yogurt since I add fat to it) and mixing it with melted butter, dill, white pepper and kosher salt. It's amazing on salmon, carrots, chips, celery, green beans or bell peppers.

I don't measure, I just mix it up by taste.

Original Post by bierorama:

I make a dill dip by taking fat free plain Greek yogurt (this is the only time I use fat free yogurt since I add fat to it) and mixing it with melted butter, dill, white pepper and kosher salt. It's amazing on salmon, carrots, chips, celery, green beans or bell peppers.

I don't measure, I just mix it up by taste.

Mmm I'm making salmon tonight, I'll have to try this out.

Last night I picked up premade greek yogurt dip, I don't remember the brand but it's cucumber and dill like this one...

https://sabra.com/products/cucumber-dill-gree k-yogurt-dip

I haven't tried it yet but it looks yummy.

I make an easy dip or spread with plain greek yogurt and chipotles with adobo, you can put in as much or less of chipotles depending on how you like the spice...,i have also sauteed onions til carmel color and put it is plain greek yogurt as an onion dip, plus you can make just a dill dip with fresh dill...the ways to use the yogurt is pretty much endless...

Wow, WHAT A FABULOUS IDEA!

I love the variations provided by other members, too!  I'm saving them all and will try them soon!

THANKS, EVERYONE, SOOO MUCH!  I was getting V-E-R-Y bored with my diet!  This will perk things up, and give my vegetables a brand new appeal!Laughing

I also use it to make a creamy ceasar dressing.   Chopped or pressed garlic, some lemon juice, anchovy paste, dash of worcestershire sauce, fresh ground black pepper and a little olive oil, just enough to get the viscosity right.  All amounts are to taste, but it really does make a nice, tangy ceasar...now I prefer it to regular, which feels oily to me.   You can use vinegars instead of the lemon juice...I like it with red wine vinegar.

:-)  Good to know that I'm not the only one who uses those popcorn seasonings to make dips.  I always have to remind myself that they are not calorie or sugar free so that I don't overdo it.  They have several sweet flavors like chocolate caramel and apple cinnamon which I love.  Mixing them with greek yogurt is a great way to make a sweet dip for fruit slices.

Thanks for the awesome ideas everyone!

High in sodium???  That makes it a big no-no for me! 

you can try traditional tzadziki recipes.my Greek mother in Law does it like this: Greek yougurt + olive oil + balsamic viniger + cucumber + garlic + dill. comes out really tasty)) 

If you do make the traditional Greek tzadziki - grate the cucumber and let it drain - you don't need all the cucumber juice.  And just use a little less olive oil, or even have a go with out the oil at all if you need extra low calorie.  This is one of my favourites!

 

THe idea about making gyros is a great idea, I LOVE Greek food, and am definitely going to add this to my 'to make' list :)

 

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Vicky 86: Sounds awesome...how much of each??

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