Last weekend, while hanging out with Melissa in Denver, she looked at me and said that while we were at her hubby’s aunt’s house for football, there would be a yogurt dip there for dipping chips and veggies into. This was something they all loved and she wasn’t sure that I would love it too, since if you know me at all, you know that yogurt makes me gag.
Don’t get me wrong, I want to like yogurt, but every time I try to eat it, I gag. (I know you wanted to know that, right?)
I’m also a ranch dressing nut. I love ranch dressing on just about everything, baked potatoes, chips, veggies, pizza. LOVE ranch dressing. But keeping an open mind, I decided to give this yogurt dip a try, and I found that I love it. And Melissa wasn’t kidding when she said they all loved it! So, with Super Bowl parties coming up, I thought I’d share a healthier way to dip your snacks!
So, here’s how you make it(as told to me by Melissa):
You’ll need a big tub of fat free plain yogurt. (Melissa tells me that they use the High Plains kind.) Strain the yogurt overnight through a cheesecloth in a noodle strainer or a veggie steamer tray. This makes it thick like sour cream. Then put the yogurt in a bowl, mix in olive oil a bit at a time stirring until the mixture is smooth. Add salt to taste (kosher works great) and voila! You have magic yogurt dip! (Okay, they didn’t call it magic yogurt dip, but I do!)
You can use it for everything you use ranch dip/dressing and sour cream for. Veggies, crackers, bread, cheese, baked potatoes. Okay, maybe not your salad, but you get the idea! And if you want to make a yummy salad dressing instead of ranch or whatever dressing is your favorite, try olive oil, lemon juice and kosher salt! YUM!
And there’s your healthier way to dip your snacks!
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