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Greek yogurt onion dip is one of my favorite things to dip potato chips into. In fact, it’s one of only two dips I eat with potato chips. The other is honey mustard salad dressing, straight from the bottle. Or perhaps I’ll add a sprinkling of cayenne because that’s how I roll.
I’ve always liked onion dip of any kind—from the best homemade dip to the overpriced store-bought kind that comes in a little tub. But I’ll have to say this onion dip with Greek yogurt is my all-time favorite now. One reason is that I can control what goes into it.
Using Greek yogurt in this dip in place of the sour cream ensures you’re getting more nutrition out of your snack food. You’ll also get quite a bit less fat, unless you use fatty potato chips. For this reason, I’ve started buying the baked version.
Although fat isn’t bad for you, too much of it is. And I get plenty of fat in my diet without having it in my snacks. So I choose what I eat between meals much more carefully. Sometimes. Unless one of these Cocoa Krispie treats just happens to be in my line of vision.
Benefits of Yogurt
Not only is yogurt delicious but also it has some essential nutrients. For example it’s loaded with calcium, some of the B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium. Additionally, Greek yogurt contains quite a bit of protein.
Yogurt is also a probiotic. That means it contains friendly bacteria that help digest food and assist in supporting your immune system.
You can use yogurt in quite a few dishes. I use a sweeter yogurt to dip these oven-fried plantain chips, and it’s delicious.
Since its flavor resembles sour cream, you can often substitute it and have the same results. Only it will be more nutritious. If you like this ground beef stroganoff, switch out the sour cream for yogurt.
It’s also easy to find. In fact, most grocery stores, like Publix, have a dozens of feet of a variety of brands and flavors. I normally get whatever brand is on sale.
Ingredients for Easy Greek Yogurt Onion Dip
Of course, you’ll need Greek yogurt. You’ll also need some dried onion flakes that you can get in the spice aisle at the grocery store. The only other items you’ll need are onion powder, parsley flakes, and seasoned salt.
You can add other ingredients to change the flavor. For example, a little cayenne powder gives it a nice kick. Another thing you might like to add is Worcestershire sauce. If you want to experiment, set some aside in a small bowl and test it. Is it good? Then go ahead and add it to the rest of your dip.
If you’re making this dip for vegetables, try adding chopped fresh or dried basil. You can even add Italian seasoning.
For a more south-of-the-border flavor, add chili powder or taco seasoning. In order to kick the heat up another notch, chop up some jalapenos and add that too.
How to Make Greek Yogurt Onion Dip
Mix the yogurt, onion flakes, onion powder, and seasoned salt in a small bowl. Put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour—overnight is better. Then it’s ready to eat!
Serve It in Style
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with putting chips in a big bowl with a smaller bowl of dip next to it, you can make the arrangement even more inviting. Check out this three-tier platter that elevates your snack table to a whole new level.
Another way to serve this delicious dip is to use it as a salad dressing. It’s a tad too thick, so thin it out with a few drops of whatever milk you like. I typically use almond milk, but it doesn’t matter. You’re looking for a creamy smooth consistency that you can pour over your salad.
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of parsley flakes
- Seasoning salt to taste
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients.
- Stir until everything is well mixed.
- Cover the dip and put it in the refrigerator for at least an hour. If you have the time, make it the night before so all the flavors can meld.
You can add other ingredients to change or enhance the flavor of this Greek yogurt onion dip. Here are some suggestions:
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Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (3-Piece)
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Amount Per Serving Calories 39 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 3mg Sodium 116mg Carbohydrates 3g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 2g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 6g