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What Is Yogurt Veggie Dip?

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People who are looking for a new way of eating yogurt may want to try yogurt veggie dip. This dip is made with many of the same ingredients as other dips, but includes plain yogurt instead of sour cream. It is good with raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, or peppers and can also be used as a salad dressing or topping for baked potatoes.

Yogurt veggie dip can be purchased at a grocery store, where it is normally found in the produce section. Many brands are sold in containers that are around 8.75 ounces (248 g). This is a good size for a small vegetable tray or several large salads. Unused portions can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for several weeks without spoiling, but freezing leftover dip is not recommended.

People who like to try new recipes may want to make yogurt veggie dip at home. This can be done by substituting unflavored yogurt for sour cream in nearly any recipe. Some of the other things that may be added when cooking with yogurt include mayonnaise, spices, dill, and onion. People who are watching their calorie or kilojoule intake may want to use low-fat yogurt and mayonnaise when making this dip.

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Yogurt veggie dip is typically very thick, but smooth. It may also look rather bland since many of the ingredients that are used to make it are white. An exception is whenever artichoke or spinach are blended into the dip along with the yogurt and mayonnaise, in which case the veggie dip may be a pale green color.

People who are watching their weight often prefer yogurt veggie dip over other types of dip because it is lower in fat and calories or kilojoules. This is especially true if low-fat ingredients are used to make it. Even though it is lower in fat and calories or kilojoules, it is still very high in calcium, which makes it a good choice for women in their childbearing years.

This yogurt-based food can be served with many fresh vegetables including carrots, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and cauliflower. It can also be spread in the center of a celery stick to make an appetizer. Yogurt veggie dip could also be drizzled over a salad or baked potato. Some people even like to eat this yogurt product as a dip for pretzels or potato chips. No matter how it is eaten, many people find this dip both healthy and flavorful.

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burcinc
Post 3

@anamur-- I do the same thing, except that I don't use the dry ranch mix. I use real ranch dressing but I mix in maybe one or two tablespoons of it with a cup of yogurt to make lighter, healthier version. I will try the dry mix to see how that turns out.

I've also bought the ready made yogurt veggie dips at the store. My experience has been that they are not very fresh or tasty. I'd rather make it at home myself and since it's so easy to make, I feel like I'm wasting money on the ready made yogurt dips which are more pricey.

The only exception is tzatziki sauce. I eat ready made tzatziki

sauce as a veggie dip all the time. It's made with yogurt, garlic, salt and fresh dill, so I think it's in the yogurt veggie dip category. Tzatziki sauce is good with everything! With meat, as a dip for veggies, even plain on toast.
discographer
Post 2

Yogurt veggie dip is great with chips. I make mine with plain yogurt, salt and spices like chili pepper, thyme or oregano. It's my signature dip and I guarantee that you won't be able to get enough! The trick is to use organic full fat yogurt and fresh spices.

You can also substitute yogurt for the sour cream in guacamole. We have yogurt and avacado guacamole dip practically every week at our house. My wife also makes hummus and extra spicy salsa dips. It's like a vegetarian version of snacking on game nights.

serenesurface
Post 1

I love having fresh veggies with ranch dressing. But ranch is way too high in calories and fat. I'm on a diet and ranch is a no no. I don't mind eating veggies plain, but it gets boring after a while and I have started dreading my mid afternoon snack carrots.

So I decided to make a healthier version of ranch with yogurt. I bought some nonfat Greek yogurt and a packet of dry low-fat ranch dressing mix. I mixed them together an voila!

It doesn't taste as good as the real stuff, but considering how low in fat and calories it is, it's a great healthier alternative. Plus, Greek yogurt is very high in protein so when I have this with veggies as a snack between meals, it keeps me full and energetic until meal time.

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