Herbed Yogurt Spread

This is a great quick and easy appetizer. The combination of tangy yogurt, fresh herbs, lemon juice and a few other seasonings creates a great fresh tasting dip for crackers or vegetables. It’s quick to throw together, and, as an added bonus, it’s really good for you!

To be honest, I was a little nervous when I first tried this. I had tasted it previously, so I knew I would like it, but Mike seems to have a complete aversion to Greek yogurt in all forms. So naturally, I didn’t tell him that Greek yogurt was the main ingredient. I just dipped in a cracker, handed it to him and said “what do you think?” And he liked it! Admittedly, it’s not his new favorite food, and I don’t think he’ll be asking for it by name in the near future, but he ate it and didn’t complain. And I loved it and ate it for 5 days straight. Definitely a success.

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Herbed Yogurt Spread

Ingredients:

32 oz container of Greek yogurt
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
3-4 Tbsp finey minced fresh herbs (I used parsley, theyme, oregano and basil, but parsley, thyme, chives and tarragon would be good as well)
Juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
Salt and white pepper to taste
sugar to taste (1 Tbsp?)

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight for flavors to blend.

*This makes a lot, so decrease amounts as needed

adapted from Kathleen and Company

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11 Responses to “Herbed Yogurt Spread”

  1. 1

    Kelsey — May 10, 2010 @ 4:22 am

    score for sneaking in greek yogurt and giving it a taste test! SO GLAD HE LIKED IT! … otherwise i'd say "send some my way! hehe "

    xoxo <3

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — May 10, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    That sounds so delicious. :)

  3. 3

    Simply Life — May 10, 2010 @ 11:22 am

    I've never made my own dip – looks great!

  4. 4

    Anne Marie — May 10, 2010 @ 2:03 pm

    The dip looks great!

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    Kim — May 10, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

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    Maria — May 10, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

    I love my yogurt, we make our own and I can't wait to try this dip!

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    Jamie — May 10, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

    I love Greek yogurt and get very excited when I see recipes like this! Well done!

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    Juliana — May 11, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

    Wow, this is really easy and look so tasty…cannot go wrong with yogurt!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — May 11, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

    What a great dip! It sounds lovely.

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    Cherine — May 13, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    This is a fabulous dip!

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    Barb — March 23, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    You have some great recipes. I wish you had a recipe box.

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