Greek yogurt is an amazing ingredient. Extra thick and creamy, it’s the perfect yogurt to use in recipes when you want richness and tang. But beware, 8 ounces of full fat Greek yogurt can have as much as 23 grams of fat! Look for fat-free (0%) or reduced-fat (2%) Greek yogurt. It’s still incredibly thick and rich, but without all the fat. Next time you make a creamy dip or salad dressing, try swapping Greek yogurt for sour cream. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Here’s a favorite Greek yogurt dip recipe I created. Great served with fresh veggies or spread on whole grain crackers.
Greek Yogurt Dip with Feta
1 cup fat-free (0%) or reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or chives
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
Freshly ground black pepper
In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, feta, parsley, olive oil and lemon peel. Season to taste with pepper. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days. Serve with fresh veggies or whole grain crackers. If desired, garnish with additional feta and parsley.
Makes about 1 1/3 cups