Don’t you just want to dive right in and eat that entire platter of veggies?!?!
Seeing a platter of veggies like that at a party is a dream come true for me – I know I can load my plate up with all the veggies and then have small tastes of everything else.
TBH I have a complaint about veggie platters that I find at gatherings – at least here in the Midwest – there is usually some kind of store bought dill dip or ranch dip on the platter and I know it’s got loads of unhealthy fats, preservatives and probably way too much sodium. Plus the flavor of it always falls short for me….there’s just something about the taste of it that is mediocre. (<- food snob over here, sorryNOTSORRY!)
I decided it was a time to come up with a solution to that store bought dill dip – let’s make our own!
Come on, it’s ridiculously easy! Let me show you!
I want to preface by saying that I highly enjoy a good dip for my raw veggies. As much as I am a veggie fanatic I don’t love eating raw veggies plain, I need something creamy and flavorful to dip them into. Let’s be honest, if there is dip around you are going to eat more veggies than if there isn’t one – that’s just the way it goes and I think that’s a wonderful thing.
You all know about my obsession with hummus but sometimes you want to make a dip that’s easier and only requires a bowl and a spoon to mix with – no food processors needed. Plus this recipe only requires 7 simple ingredients and 5 minutes to make. That my friends is what this healthy Greek yogurt dill dip is here for, to make your life easier so that you can spend more time at the party!
All you do to make this dill dip is put some Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl, add some fresh or dried dill, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper, and some freshly squeezed lemon juice and stir, stir, stir. THAT’S IT, it’s ready to be served with all of your favorite fresh cut veggies. So simple, so easy, and so so delicious! I think seeing how easy this dill dip is to whip up and how much better it tastes you just might pass up the store bought stuff next time. 🙂
4 ways healthy Greek yogurt dill dip is a cleaner option than the store bought kind:
- Freshly made: so there are no perservatives or other ingredients lurking about in your homemade dill dip.
- Fat free: we use fat free Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and mayonnaise – or whatever else is in the store bought stuff – the Greek yogurt gives it that creamy texture without all of the fat. Of course you could use a higher fat based yogurt if you prefer the taste, go for it, make it work for you. Either way the beauty of making your own dip is that you are in control of the ingredients.
- Protein: Greek yogurt is high in protein, you are fueling your body with every bite of veggies and dill dip. I mean it could practically be Monday night dinner.
- Probitics: yogurt contains probitics which is healthy for our gut and digestion and skin and pretty much everything in life. Score!!!
Health factors aside, how does this dill dip taste?! It’s thick and creamy, dill-y, tangy, garlicky, perfectly salted with a hint of onion and no trace of yogurt flavor.
BTW if you’re looking for another easier healthier creamy dip for your veggies try my skinny ranch dip. Healthy Greek yogurt based dips FTW!!!
This recipe was born when I needed to use up some fresh dill from my garden. The recipe was so easy and simple that I thought it wasn’t blog worthy. But Paul loved it so much and encouraged me to share it on the blog – I’m glad I did because I got to create that gorgeous veggie platter and then eat all of it throughout the week. Thank you Paul!
This dill dip recipe makes one cup but the ingredients and measurements are so simple that you could easily double or triple or even quadruple the recipe for larger crowds. Plus it’s great for meal prepping or packing in school lunches or work lunches because it lasts for up to week in the fridge. Dear Greek yogurt dill dip, you’re always there for me and my raw veggie eating needs.
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- 1 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt (can sub a higher fat Greek yogurt for a more richer taste)
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried dill (or sub 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill)
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Serve with any type of fresh cut veggies
- Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl, Stir until well combined, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
- Serve immediately with any type of fresh cut veggies you like.
- Store in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 1 week.