These three healthy Greek yogurt dips are perfect for summer BBQs and entertaining.
Do you have a party coming up and you’re not sure what to bring for your dish to pass? Stress no more because I have a solution any group will love. I don’t know about you, but as a dietitian I love a good dip with some freshly cut, refreshing summer veggies. So why not make something healthy and flavorful like this to accompany everyone’s favorite snacks?
I’ve partnered with National Dairy Council to bring to you 3 dip recipes made with Greek yogurt for fruit, veggies, and whole grains.
Benefits of Using Greek Yogurt in Dips
Greek yogurt contains high-quality protein, calcium, and probiotics, supporting muscle and bone health, and a healthy digestive system. Its creamy texture and tangy taste makes it a perfect ingredient to use in dips to improve both the flavor and nutritional value.
Many of my clients want to eat more fruits and vegetables, but they find veggies to taste bland by themselves. So instead of store-bought dips that may be sneaking in unhealthy ingredients, these Greek yogurt dips are a perfect nutrient-packed option.
3 Healthy Greek Yogurt Dips
I’ve put together three options:
- Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip, ideal for pairing with fresh veggies
- Creamy Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip, that pairs perfectly with chips
- Cinnamon, Honey, Vanilla, and Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth
These easy-to-make dips are sure to be a hit at any summer gathering. Plus, they’re a healthy option for guests to enjoy. Keep reading for each recipe.
How to Make Healthy Greek Yogurt Dip
Not only are these dips healthy, but they are also extremely easy to make. To make the sun-dried tomato and basil recipe and the spinach artichoke dip, all you’ll need is a blender or food processor to mix together all of the ingredients. The fruit dip can simply be mixed together in a bowl!
1. Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip
The first dip is a zesty sun-dried tomato and basil dip. It’s ideal for pairing with crisp, fresh veggies.
Begin by combining creamy Greek yogurt with sun-dried tomatoes. Add in fragrant basil leaves, finely chopped for a burst of freshness. Mix it all together, add a pinch of salt, and you’ve got a dip to keep your guests coming back for more.
2. Creamy Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip
Next up is a creamy Greek yogurt spinach artichoke dip. This dip is a match made in heaven for your favorite whole-grain crackers, breads, or chips. Especially because it’s a healthier alternative to a typical spinach artichoke dip made with higher calorie ingredients. Combine the Greek yogurt and cheese with nutritious spinach and artichoke hearts for a perfect mix.
3. Cinnamon, Honey, Vanilla, and Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
And last but not least, we have a sweet treat that will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth – a cinnamon, honey, vanilla, and Greek yogurt fruit dip. Fruit can stand alone by itself, but this dip will elevate it to a whole new level with added protein, nutrients, and its refreshing tangy taste. Pair a colorful assortment of fresh fruits, and you have a guilt-free dessert option.
More Delicious Greek Yogurt Recipes
These easy-to-make Greek yogurt dips are sure to be a hit at any summer gathering. So, gather your loved ones, fire up the grill, and let the festivities begin. If you want more Greek yogurt inspiration, explore these other recipes:
- Healthy Greek Yogurt Dessert Recipes
- Creamy Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Greek Yogurt
- Mango Greek Yogurt Smoothie Bowl
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