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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Snack Time!--Quick & Easy Yogurt Dip that's Tasty!

Homemade Dijon Mustard & Greek Yogurt Dip will Dill
I am always looking for quick and easy ways to make satisfying snacks. I also have the desire to have things handy in my refrigerator ready to go so I am not wasting time or reaching for the "bad stuff" because it is handier to eat.

My daughter and I were hungry and ready for a snack. I knew I had grape tomatoes and finger carrots ready to go in my icebox but didn't have a dip. I do on occasion have store bought dips handy, but like with most prepared foods you buy from the grocery store, they have additives to preserve the food and also add things like salt and corn syrup you just don't need. Being able to make something where you put all the ingredients together is definitely the way to go....but, it has to be easy!

As so many of us have discovered, Greek yogurt is a wonderful, creamy ingredient that is great by itself but also wonderful added to many other foods. It is particularly handy as a base for sauces and dip. The other day I was inspired to see if I could create a tasty dip, that didn't require any prep time and used few ingredients. I combined the Greek yogurt with Dijon mustard and a little Dill. It was yummy! Clearly this is a very flexible concept where different herbes and condiments can be added to change the flavoring around. I do think the Greek yogurt is why the dip turns out so well. For now we are very happy with this first version of the "Quick & Easy" Dip. Here is the recipe:

Quick & Easy Yogurt Dip
1/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard (can adjust to taste)
1 teaspoon dried or fresh Dill (can adjust to taste)

Total calories: 102
2 Tablespoons: 32

Enjoy!