A dip recipe can be healthy or unhealthy. We like to snack and dips fit the bill whether for chips or vegetables. And dips and spreads make excellent condiments, snacks, and party food. What is a Super Bowl party without chips and dips?
Many dips are loaded with high calorie ingredients, salt, sugar, and other additives. Typical dips like French onion and ranch pack in a lot of calories. Some healthier options include hummus and white bean dip.
All the same, you don’t have to rely on store-bought products. At home, you can use whole foods to make your own varieties that are just as tasty but much more nutritious.
Are you looking for an easy and healthy dip recipe?
Tzatziki Dip Recipe
One healthy dip recipe is Tzatziki. Tzatziki is a yogurt-based dip popular in the cuisines of Southeast Europe and the Middle East. It is made of salted strained yogurt or diluted yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, sometimes with vinegar or lemon juice. Herbs such as dill, mint, parsley and thyme are common additions.
Try this version of a classic Greek sauce as a dip, with meat or poultry, in sandwiches, with rice dishes, or any way you like.
INGREDIENTS (50 servings)
• 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
• 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
• 3 1/2 cups Plain Greek yogurt
• 3 medium cucumbers
• 1 Tbsp dried mint flakes
1. Add garlic cloves to olive oil and set aside for a few minutes to let the garlic infuse into the oil.
2. Empty yogurt into a large bowl.
3. Discard liquid that comes from chopping
the cucumber. Mix cucumber and mint
4. Discard garlic cloves from the olive oil and stir olive oil into yogurt mixture.
5. Taste test and add in more cucumber or dried mint to taste.
6. Refrigerate and serve cold.
NUTRITION (per 1-12 tbsp serving)
Total Fat: 1.4 g
Total Carbohydrate: 1.1 g
Total Sugars: 1.7 g (Added, 0 g)
Protein: 1.2 g
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