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Entertain With Ease: Greek Yogurt Mint Dip

Greek Yogurt Mint Dip

Greek Yogurt Mint Dip

Greek Yogurt Mint Dip is one of my go-to entertaining recipes. It’s light with refreshing flavor notes. I find that it is best served immediately as even naturally thick Greek yogurt will weep a bit if the recipe is prepared ahead of time.  If you have a favorite dried Greek seasoning blend (I like McCormick’s), you can substitute that for the oregano, garlic, and minced onion. To use regular yogurt, strain through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter over a bowl. It will take about two hours to achieve the consistency you want and it’s best to let the process take place in the refrigerator. This mixture is also great to serve as a sauce for roasted lamb and spicy beef or blackened fish.

Greek Yogurt Mint Dip
Yield: 1 1/2 cups

1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup julienned mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1 clove garlic, minced (or more to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
Coarse salt to taste
White pepper to taste
Fresh bell pepper, carrot and celery sticks for dipping
Crisp baked pita chips

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the yogurt with 1/2 cup julienned mint leaves, fresh lemon juice, fresh oregano, and dried minced onion. Season with coarse salt and white pepper to taste.
2. Spoon into a small serving bowl and garnish with julienned mint. Serve immediately with vegetable sticks or chips.

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