Herby Greek Yogurt Dip for Veggies (Low Carb)

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Tangy Greek yogurt makes the perfect base for delicious summertime dips. This herby Greek yogurt dip gets loads of flavor from hot peppers, cilantro, and mint – it will be the star of your veggie platter!

big veggie tray with greek yogurt dip and naan

I can’t believe it’s almost June already! The other morning I got to work and opened my planner to March. It took a few minutes of me being very confused before I finally realize that I needed to flip ahead a few months. Now that the weather has finally caught up with the calendar, maybe it will finally sink in that summer is almost here. 

My weekends are already filling up with plans for backyard barbecues and picnics in the park, and you know what that means – snacks! There’s just something about hanging out in the sun that makes me want to eat. I have a feeling that this summer will be all about veggie trays and tangy Greek yogurt dips. 

This month, Progressive Eats is sharing a spring dinner party menu. I contributed this veggie tray with an Indian-inspired Greek yogurt dip. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to get the full menu and recipes – it has everything from asparagus soup to a delicious looking cheesecake ice cream with strawberries. 

white board with cilantro, mint, limes, garlic, and yogurt

What to put on a veggie platter?

Veggie platters have come a lot way since the old-school broccoli, celery, bell pepper and ranch dip standards that we grew up with. Get creative! Anything crunchy that can hold up under the weight of a creamy dip is worth considering.

For this platter, I added some of my favorite spring vegetables, like radishes, snow peas, and seedless cucumber. I scrubbed some carrots and kept them whole – crunching on them like Bugs Bunny is so much more fun than nibbling on baby carrots.

I kept this veggie tray relatively simple since there were just a few of us, but you can also add cherry tomatoes broccoli or cauliflower florets, or even mushrooms. You can stick to just vegetables, or add bread or crackers. I’m a huge fan of Triscuits, but for this platter, I added wedges of naan to go along with the curry that I added to my yogurt dip. 

How to make Greek yogurt dip

Don’t forget the dip! You can go with something simple and classic like hummus or ranch, or get creative with a yogurt-based dip like this Herby Greek Yogurt Dip. I love that using Greek yogurt as a base means you can have a creamy, tangy dip without mayonnaise. 

To make a Greek yogurt dip, start by stirring together plain Greek yogurt, olive oil, an acidic element like lime juice or buttermilk, and plenty of salt and pepper. Things should already taste pretty good at this point, but we’re just getting started. You can add whatever flavors you like to make your own custom dip! 

For this Indian-inspired herby yogurt dip, I swirled in a mixture of cilantro, mint, jalapeno peppers, and curry powder.  You could also make a Mediterranean version with chopped roasted red peppers, garlic, and oregano, or keep things classic with spinach and artichoke hearts. 

 

Small bowl of cilantro yogurt dip

veggie tray with herby Greek yogurt dip

Herby Greek Yogurt Dip

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a serving bowl, mix together the yogurt, lime juice, and curry powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the jalapeno, cilantro, mint, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to a small blender or food processor. Pulse several times until combined into a chunky pesto. Season to taste with salt.
  3. Swirl the pesto into the yogurt; drizzle with remaining olive oil.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 1mgSodium 50mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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Progressive Eats

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is Spring Has Sprung – Dishes that highlight ingredients and flavors associated with spring, and our host is Laura who blogs at Mother Would Know

A progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats it’s a virtual party. A theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. Come along and see all of the delicious spring-inspired dishes!

Spring Has Sprung- Dishes that highlight ingredients and flavors associated with spring

Beverages

Appetizers

Soup

Bread

Main Courses

Side Dish

Desserts

By on May 28th, 2019

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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9 thoughts on “Herby Greek Yogurt Dip for Veggies (Low Carb)”

  1. The flavors in this dip are just perfect to make me a happy vegetable-cruncher! Using Greek yogurt is great too, as it gives the dip a healthy but tasty base on which all the herbs and spices can work their magic. Delightful way to start a picnic or barbecue.

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  2. This looks and sounds delish! It’s definitely my kind of dip with the cilantro, jalapeno and the touch of curry! I always do a fresh crudite platter when we have a party and this dip will be perfect!

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  3. This is a great reminder of how easy it is to nibble (which I love to do) and eat healthy at the same time. Loving the spicy side of this dip! Yum Yum Yum!

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  4. I always have plain Greek yogurt in my refrigerator, fresh mint in my garden, and I live on the border in south Texas, and I’m rarely without jalapenos and cilantro. I totally want to make this lovely dip ASAP! Yum!

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  5. Those flavors – the cilantro and jalapenos in particular – sound so good together. This definitely sounds like a wonderful summer snack.

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  6. What a beautiful and delicious way to begin any meal! This would make a great lunch for me – so healthy and good!!

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  7. I love a yogurt dip more than any other dip out there in the world. May be it is my Indian genes :)) Love this flavor combination.

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