Want a new way to enjoy fresh vegetables? This Feta Basil Greek Yogurt Dip is light and makes vegetables much more fun to eat!
Eating raw vegetables is a really good thing for your body. But let’s be honest. Raw vegetables can be b-o-r-i-n-g. The only people on this planet who might disagree are my kids, who are the plainest eaters I know and like their vegetables best raw and plain. Weirdos.
Let’s focus on the rest of the world. The rest of the world likes a little dip for their raw veggies. But sometimes, that dip can ruin the whole raw vegetable thing. You were going to have a healthy snack and then added a calorie bomb of a dip and turned your snack into a meal. Whoops. This Basil Feta Greek Yogurt Dip is different. It’s full of flavor, yet light. Your standard ranch dip has over 100 calories per 2 tablespoons. This dip has just over 50 for the same serving size. Half the calories!
I’m definitely not a calorie-counter, per say, but I do know that things like dip can easily add more calories to my day than I need. The older I get, the more I have to be cognizant of how much I’m eating. This dip makes it easier!
Can we just talk about the flavor for a minute? The star of my little garden this summer is the basil. I’ve been picking basil leaves just about every other day and eating it in everything! It’s glorious. I love basil. Putting it in this dip was a fantastic idea. If you’re a basil lover like me, you’ll love this. It pairs well with the feta and tangy Greek yogurt. There’s also a touch of lemon and garlic. The larger the garlic clove, the stronger the flavor, so I suggest a small clove. You don’t want the garlic to take over. Let that basil shine.
If you’re looking for a lighter dip to help you enjoy raw vegetables, you’ve found your recipe.
- ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
- ¾ cup nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 cup lightly packed basil leaves
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until very smooth, scraping down the sides a few times during processing. Enjoy!
*A note about the serving size listed on the nutritional label. I put this as 1 serving so you could see the nutritional content of the whole recipe. How many this serves depends on if you are eating it alone as a snack (maybe 4 or 5?) or as part of a spread at a party with other appetizers (more). Usually dips list serving size as 1 or 2 tablespoons, which isn’t very realistic in my opinion!