I wasn't planning on bringing an appetizer to Christmas dinner, but my sister-in-law texted me the night before telling me she was bringing a veggie tray. Of course I had to whip something up to go with the veggies! When I got her message, I had just gotten home from sitting in traffic for over an hour AND someone slammed into the back of my car. Needless to say, I was NOT driving anywhere else that night, especially not to the store packed full of last minute holiday shoppers. I rummaged through my fridge hoping to find something I could easily toss together. I had half a container of greek yogurt leftover from making this artichoke dip last week, as well as some feta and a cucumber in the crisper drawer. I knew pretty instantly what I wanted to create! Thankfully, I had all the other ingredients to make this mouthwatering dip happen.
This greek inspired dip is perfect for parties, and I'd say it's pretty healthy! There's a wonderful combination of flavors that come together to make this the perfect dip for veggies, crackers, pita chips, or toasted baguette slices. The refreshing cucumber compliments the onion perfectly, and the greek yogurt makes it just creamy enough. We paired a variety of veggies, as well as pita chips and kalamata olive bread with the dip. It was amazing! I'm already thinking about leftovers...
You'll probably notice my 1.5 year old's hand is in EVERY picture... Someday I'm going to post a quick 15- 30 second video of what food photo shoots look like in our home. Our two kids munch on my food "props" as I race to get the lighting just right and a couple good pictures in before they've eaten the whole set up! Meanwhile, our dog patiently waits for one of the kids to drop something under the table. It's quite the show! ;)
Total time: 7 minutes | Serves: 8- 10
- 1/2 a red onion, diced
- 1 cucumber, diced
- 1/3 cup kalamata olives, diced
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 4 oz crumbled feta
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- Wash produce, then dice the onion, cucumber, and olives. Place diced ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl.
- Stir pepper, salt, and oregano into the ingredients in the mixing bowl, then stir in crumbled feta.
- Lastly mix 1 cup of greek yogurt into the dip until just combined. Serve cold.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Avoid buying low-fat or non-fat yogurt. Our bodies need a healthy dose of fat to feel satiated and for proper cell function, among many other things. Same thing with the cheese- full fat feta is the way to go!