Cool Yogurt Dip Recipes for Hot Summer Parties & Barbecues

June 27, 2017

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy and delicious option.  Dairy-free yogurt is one of the few foods that work in both savory and sweet presentations, and there aren't many foods that don't go well with yogurt.

Non-dairy yogurt is also versatile. You can grab a container in the morning and top it with seeds, nuts, and fruits for a healthy breakfast.

Scent it with cumin and dollop on top of your favorite vegetable for something refreshing and light. I also like yogurt dip to brighten or balance hot foods like curries.

These recipes feature Silk plain yogurt soy or almond. What I love about the unflavored Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternatives are the low sugar content and no saturated fat. Silk products are also non-GMO verified.

When purchasing dairy-free yogurt, always look at the label's ingredients. Many yogurt manufacturers add corn syrup for sweetness, artificial sweeteners, and other ingredients that are not healthful.

Today I made three quick and easy yogurt dip recipes. Yogurt dip provides a healthy base for vegetables, crackers, or pita bread.

To create a thicker, more Greek-style dip, just place the yogurt in a fine mesh sieve that is lined with cheesecloth or coffee filters. Then put the yogurt into the strainer over a bowl, and refrigerate overnight. Discard the liquid at the bottom of the bowl, and you are now left with a thicker yogurt. To be honest, it really isn't necessary for these yogurt dip recipes.

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Also, substitute your favorite herbs in any of these recipes. During the summer I love my holy trinity of mint, basil, and cilantro in pretty much everything.

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Cucumber and Dill Yogurt Dip

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Healthy Spinach Cilantro Yogurt Dip

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Crispy Shallots & Chives Onion Yogurt Dip

Hope you enjoy these healthy, non-dairy yogurt dips as much as we did. I would like to thank Silk for sponsoring this post. It isn't easy to find brands who align with our health and wellness message, but Silk is at the top of the stack.

Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

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Creamy summer dips are usually laden with fat, but yogurt dip is a healthy, delicious option and works in both savory & sweet presentations. (#vegan) ordinaryvegan.net

Cucumber Dill Yogurt Dip
 
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A cool, slightly garlicky spread that is great with vegetables, bread or crackers.
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Recipe type: dip
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded, finely chopped (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, grated (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt (or more to taste)
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup non-dairy, unsweetened, unflavored yogurt
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, cucumber, garlic, dill, lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper. Taste and add additional seasoning if needed. Garnish top with a few chopped cucumbers and dill. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Onion Dip with Crispy Shallots & Chives
 
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Cuisine: dip
Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup vegetables broth (plus more for sautéing)
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 cup non-dairy, unflavored plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus more for serving
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • Fresh ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small saute pan heat the vegetable broth. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Add the shallots, stirring constantly and cook until the shallots crispy and brown adding more vegetable broth if sticking.This can take 10-15 minutes. Make sure you don't burn them. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the yogurt, apple cider vinegar, garlic, chives, salt and ground black pepper. Add the crispy shallots saving some for garnish and combine.
  3. Garnish with crispy shallots and chives. Cover and chill.

Healthy Spinach Cilantro Yogurt Dip
 
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A light and healthy version of spinach dip.
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1- 11 ounce package of baby spinach
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 cup of non-dairy, unflavored yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup fresh, chopped cilantro
  • ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place a steamer basket in a pot of boiling water. Steam the spinach until just wilted. Let cool.
  2. Squeeze spinach well to remove excess water, than coarsely chop.
  3. Mix the yogurt, spinach, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, maple syrup, salt and ground black pepper in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.

 

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