An easy recipe for a tasty homemade Greek yogurt dip that goes perfectly with cut up veggies, cheese crisps or plain pork rinds.
I happen to really like fresh-cut vegetables. I like them raw, just as they are, or maybe with a sprinkle of salt. But sometimes having a tasty dip for them is nice. My kids certainly prefer to eat raw veggies with a dip.
This wonderfully flavorful Greek yogurt dip is so creamy. It is perfectly seasoned! I make a fresh batch every few days because we go through them really fast.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
Greek yogurt: It’s best to use whole-milk yogurt in this recipe. Reduced-fat or low-fat are not as creamy and also not as tasty.
Salt and pepper: Freshly ground black pepper is the most flavorful.
Spices: Ground cumin and chili powder. Make sure they are fresh! A stale spice can easily ruin a dish.
Fresh herbs: Either parsley or cilantro. Personally, I like the bold flavor of cilantro. For the best texture, make sure they are finely chopped.
How to make Greek yogurt dip
It’s easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:
1. Simply mix all the ingredients together in a small serving bowl. You can mix them by hand. There’s no need for any special equipment.
2. Allow the dip to rest for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving. This will enable the flavors to meld.
You can obviously replace the Greek yogurt with sour cream if you prefer. Not surprisingly, it’s tastier and creamier with sour cream.
Although if you use full-fat Greek yogurt, the difference is not very noticeable. And Greek yogurt does have the advantage of being good for you.
As mentioned above, I don’t recommend using low-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt to make this dip. It won’t be as good.
How to season this dip
I use Celtic sea salt because I think it’s delicious. You can obviously use any salt you like when making this recipe.
You can also vary your seasonings. I really like cumin and chili powder, but I’m thinking that smoked paprika and oregano would be great too.
And if you don’t have fresh herbs – cilantro or parsley – simply omit them and use dried herbs instead. 1/2 teaspoon per herb sounds about right.
How to serve Greek yogurt dip
It’s perfect with fresh-cut veggies for dipping, or with plain pork rinds. I make it quite often for my kids. They love dipping baby carrots into it.
But I also make this dip for our grown-up guests, serving it surrounded by cheese crisps, plain pork rinds or salami chips and cut-up veggies. And not just for guests! This is actually one of my favorite lunches.
How long to keep the leftovers
This dip keeps well in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 4-5 days. It’s also very portable. I pack it in lunches in small containers with an ice pack, and it stays fresh for several hours.
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Greek Yogurt Dip
- 1 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley or cilantro
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small serving bowl.
- Allow to rest 15 minutes at room temperature before serving, to allow flavors to meld.
- Serve with cut up veggies, cheese crisps or plain pork rinds.