Greek yogurt honey dill dip

Not all Greek Yogurts are Created Equal — Honey Dill Dip

 

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One of the changes that I made in my diet is to eat more vegetables. Every meal I try and eat half my plate full of these vitamin rich foods. For the most part I prefer eating them in their raw state. Most of the time I eat them in salads, however sometimes it’s just easier to eat them as hand held pieces.  When I eat them this way, I prefer to eat them with dip.  I am well aware that the dip can make a healthy meal a little less healthy, however a little goes a long way.  One of my favorite herbs is dill. I created a dip recipe full of dill.  It is a bit higher on the carb count from what I usually eat as I have added a bit of honey.

Honey dill dip and raw vegetables

 

Greek Yogurt

Most of the time when I make a dip the base I usually use is sour cream or a combination of sour cream and mayonnaise.  I decided to try something different and use Greek Yogurt.

I learned that not all Greek yogurts are created equally and that I had once thought I was eating Greek yogurt, but in actuality I was eating what they call, Greek style yogurt. How many other people have thought the same thing?

Greek yogurt is basically milk/cream with no other additives to it.  Greek style yogurt can contain thickeners, stabilizers, gelatin, gum bonds, preservatives and milk solids.  While Greek yogurt gets its thickness and creaminess by having the whey strained off of it. Greek style yogurt gets its thickness and creaminess through the various additives.

What is whey?

Definition of whey

: the watery part of milk that is separated from the coagulable part or curd especially in the process of making cheese and that is rich in lactose, minerals, and vitamins and contains lactalbumin and traces of fat.

In easier to understand  terms — whey is the milks watery component, which remains after the milk has curdled.

Removing the whey gives the Greek Yogurt a denser consistency. It also creates a yogurt that is full of protein.  In fact, Greek yogurt has almost double the amount of protein than regular yogurt. Due to it having more protein, it will keep you fuller longer than if you used regular yogurt or Greek styled yogurt.

Other interesting facts about Greek yogurt:

* has less preservatives than Greek style or regular yogurt

* has less sugars and less carbohydrates

* is higher in fat than Greek style or regular yogurt

* has 1/2 the sodium

After learning more about the differences between the two types of yogurts I decided to use the Greek Yogurt in this recipe.

Honey Dill Dip

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Honey dill dip

Combine yogurt, sour cream and mayonnaise in a small bowl.

Chop the fresh dill quite finely and add.  Add the lemon juice, honey and garlic powder and stir  to combine.

 

 

 

Honey dill dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey dill dip

Refrigerate for several hours before use, as this is to allow for the flavours to combine.  Eat with cut raw vegetables of your choice.

Makes approx — 2 1/2  cups

Per 1/2  cup — 174 calories; 8.6 g fat; 125.4 g sodium; 19.9 g carbs; 1.9 g fiber; 1.7 g sugar; 6.3 g protein.

 

 

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Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I am sharing my own experiences and not advising. Nothing that I express should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with a medical professional before starting any diet or exercise plan. The reason that I am providing some of the nutritional information is as a courtesy. I use MyFitnessPal to calculate and I usually will remove sugar substitutes (erythritol, Splenda, swerve etc..) from the final carb count and net carb count, as it doesn’t affect my own blood glucose levels. It is my goal to do my best to be as accurate as possible, but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Greek yogurt honey dill dip

 

 

 

59 thoughts on “Not all Greek Yogurts are Created Equal — Honey Dill Dip”

  1. Greek yogurt is not only delicious but also useful. These variations of sauces really look great and delicious. I’ll definitely give up some day.

  2. I absolutely love Greek yogurt and this honey-dill dip sounds perfect for a light snack with veggies on those warmer days!! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Perfect timing, I have some Dill from my herb garden that is ready to harvest and I was trying to decide what to make with it. My husband usually uses it for pickles but I am going to try this instead!

  4. I’m so glad you explained all of this because my husband loves Greek yogurt but I never know which one to buy or what the difference is between them. That dip looks delicious, and he will be so happy when I make it for him!

  5. I had eaten Greek yogurt once but I don’t know there is an incredible but complicated recipe behind this dish! Thanks for posting!

  6. Hmm I thought if it said Greek on it, it was basically the same thing! Well! Wow, very informational post. I’m honestly not a huge fan of Greek yogurt, mainly because I hate having to mix the yogurt when I open it. Turns me off from wanting to eat it. Loved this post tho! Greek yogurt is supposed to be healthier for you so I try and partake from time to time. Now I know to be specific!

    1. I thought the same thing. Truth be told I am not the hugest fan of Greek yogurt either — especially on its own. I do like it in certain recipes. And your right it is much healthier. Blessings

  7. You’re absolutely right! Plain, full fat, Greek yogurt has so many benefits! I usually eat it with some berries and pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds, but I never thought to use it for dip! Game changer!

  8. I’ve recently introduced greek yogurt back into my diet in order to reap the benefits of the probiotics for gut health. Finding one without any additives or added sugar is key. Sounds like a tasty recipe, I will have to give it a try! I love dill as well!

  9. Very interesting. I never know that there was a difference. I’ll have to start reading the labels a little more carefully.

  10. That dip looks yummy! I’m SOO picky with yoghurt. My kids eat it more than I do, but I purposely only buy pot set yoghurt with no additives. They definitely aren’t all made equal!

    1. I didn’t know there were 2 different Greek Yogurts either until I read labels. I don’t think the manufacturers of Greek style yogurt want you to know that it isn’t real Greek yogurt. Blessings

  11. Yum! Really simple and delicious. Easy to prepare and a perfect dill dip for summers. Very refreshing for the pool side and hot weather. I will definitely try this out!

  12. I recently just figured this out too. Greek yogurt is weird and I prefer it to the Greek style yogurt and so I am always double checking. This dip sounds amazing!

  13. I discovered the differences between real Greek yogurt and “Greek Style” yogurt a few years ago. I’m a big fan of real Greek yogurt and your honey dill dip looks delicious!

  14. I have a fresh bunch of dill sitting in the fridge. Perfect timing to find this recipe! Looks delicious 🙂

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