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3 Greek yogurt dips, done in 10

I’m hooooooome!  And I don’t have to be on a plane again until JUNE! 

So what did I come home to?

Chris recovering from a nasty stomach virus.

The dogs with 100x their normal energy, since Chris couldn’t walk them for a few days.

The house needing a total germ-scrub-down.

And not much food in the house.

But we did have yogurt.


Why make one dip when you can make three?

Lemon Dill Yogurt Dip

  • 1c Greek yogurt
  • 1t dried dill [or 1T fresh dill]
  • 1T lemon juice
  • 1/2t lemon zest
  • 1/4t garlic powder
  • 1/4t salt
  • fresh black pepper to taste
  1. Mix ingredients together + chill [covered] in the fridge.
  2. Add more salt if desired.

*Using Greek yogurt is very important so it has a nice thick consistency.  I like to use 2%.  Wallaby organic is my favorite.

Serve with:

  • cucumbers
  • peppers
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • cherry tomatoes
  • pita
  • kettle chips
  • falafel


Do you love cinnamon as much as I do?

I eat 1-2t

And this works as more than a dip.

It works as part of your breakfast, lunch, or snack.

Updated 9/4/12

Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Dip

  • 1c Greek yogurt
  • 3/4-1t cinnamon
  • 1T maple syrup [or honey]
  • 1/4t vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut + chopped almonds [topping]
  1. Mix ingredients together + chill [covered] in the fridge.
  2. Top with shredded coconut and/or chopped almonds. 

*Using Greek yogurt is very important so it has a nice thick consistency.  I like to use 2%.



Chocolate was the next flavor that popped into my head.

Double chocolate.

Filled with cocoa powder + crunchy chocolate chips.


Updated 9/4/12

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Yogurt Dip

  • 1c Greek yogurt
  • 2-4T unsweetened cocoa powder [depending on how rich you want it] 
  • 1T maple syrup
  • 1/4t vanilla extract
  • 3T dark chocolate chips
  1. Mix ingredients together until there are no lumps from the cocoa powder and add more maple syrup if desired.
  2. Chill [covered] in the fridge.
  3. Top with chocolate chips. 

The chocolate was my favorite. 


I’m pretty sure it was due to the chocolate chip crunchiness.

I made half batch versions of each and completely finished them off with 1 apple, 4 large carrots [obviously for the dill dip], and a spoon.

[had fun playing with light + shadows in these photos]

note:  All recipes will still taste yogurt-like and are not supposed to fully mask the yogurt flavor.  My favorite is Wallaby plain 2%.  The tartness varies widely between greek yogurt brands, so you may have to adjust the amount of sweetness to suite your taste. 

Serve the cinnamon and/or chocolate dips with:

  • banana
  • apple
  • pretzels
  • pound cake
  • animal crackers
  • cinnamon pita chips
  • Food Should Taste Good chocolate tortilla chips
  • angel food cupcakes [!!!]
  • strawberries
  • mandel bread

The house is clean.

The fridge is full.

Chris is feeling better.

My egg supply is restocked.

The dogs are not acting like total crazies.

All is well.


recipe page updated

Reader Comments (89)

Was missed you just today morning and was laughing with myself remembering some lines from one of your posts [probably brussel sprouts recipe somewhere in your recipe jungle :D]

Good to see you back and glad your all kids are getting better. ;)

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSonia

I've been making a ton of savory greek yogurt dips lately to get my carrot snackage on. But I never even thought of sweet dips. Nice one!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCasey @ Insatiably Healthy

Uhhhh yeah I could down all three of those in one sitting, no problem ;) And excuse me, CHOCOLATE TORTILLA CHIPS!?! What a beautiful thing! I know of that brand, but I've never seen it around here. I'll have to keep my eye out!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Hahaha, this cracked me up. I tried them awhile back and they took a few to get used to the flavor and then I was hooked!!!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks Sonia! :)

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yum, I want some of each flavor right this very moment!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ Sassy Molassy

I think the cinnamon maple sounds like a potential favourite of the three...YUM!

A favourite Greek yoghurt dip I like to make is to mix the yoghurt with fresh mint, some spring onions and a little garlic powder, salt and pepper. So, so good - the mint gives it a nice zing.

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

These yogurt dips look amazing!!! Yummmmm! Yogurt dips are my fav! Over rice or with some flat bread. amazing!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBailey

GReat dips...I love tweaking and playing with recipes like that.

"[had fun playing with light + shadows in these photos] " <--- that's the best part of photography (or one of them) is playing with light and shadows. Which is why I can take 117 frames of the same thing and only move my camera oh so slightly; just catching the perfect light :)

Yum! I think the Chocolate Chocolate Chip confirms I'm taking fruit and dip to my friend's SuperBowl party!!!

Did you mix these by hand or use any sort of food processor/mixer?

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill in Chicago

I can't wait to try the Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Dip. It sounds so good!! Also your food styling for the photos is awesome. I love the colors and shallow depth of field!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

I've been eating greek yogurt with honey and cinnamon or maple syrup and cinnamon for years! Glad someone else loves what I've always thought was a weird breakfast! (I, too, eat cinnamon every. single. day! Love the stuff! The guy at the spice booth at our local market knows what I want when I see him: more saigon cinnamon!)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJecka

All 3 dips looks delicious! Unfortunately my fridge is devoid of Greek yogurt :(

ADORE these recipes...i'm a dip fanatic! 'specially the last one - i want to nosedive into the cup!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather (Heather's Dish)

Love the dips! Glad you made it back safe and got things in order! It always feels good to get back to a routine! Hopefully you are coming to CLE in June and we can get together?! :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Healthy Hostess

I love these all! That chocolate one though looks so addicting :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ What Lauren Likes

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That chocolate dip look so good! You never cease to impress me, friend! Miss you!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

I can already tell you that chocolate would be my favorite too!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizAshlee

These look great!!! You are the queen of taking one idea and doing tons of flavors :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKath

I was thinking as I read the recipes that I would have just dove in with a spoon, never mind the dippers. Then you said just that! They look tasty but yes especially the chocolate one.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkatie @KatieDid

These are amazing! I love Yogurt dip! Going to try the cinnamon maple one. I bet that would be good dipping my apples in!!

Oooh I thought the Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Dip was going to be my favorite but there is absolutely no way I could choose that over the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Yogurt Dip!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait's Plate

I'd be all over that cinnamon one with pita chips. MMmm.

Such creative uses for Greek yogurt. Per your recommendation, I do believe I'll be trying the chocolate one, at lunch :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole, RD

Welcome home! I'm sure your return was full of lots of doggie kisses. :) Man, with these dips... where to start?? Probably the maple one for me. I hope I'm patient enough to let it chill in the fridge!
Oh- and when I saw that you said "I don't have to be on a plane until June" I thought "Oh no- I was hoping you were going to Blend!"
Duh. You can drive there.

Each one looks better that last! While I was reading I kept thinking "oooh this one! that one!! Ooooh that LAST one!" - you are brilliant. Have fun exercising those puppies today. ;-)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Good news, you don't have to wait for them to chill!! I just meant to store then in the fridge until you're ready to eat!! Yes, I will be driving to the retreat!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

They would probably be good mixed together! haha

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

A perfect apple dipper!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks girlie! <3 Miss you too!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Yes it does!! I will be home in June and we must get together!!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Thanks so much Adrienne! I was loving the dark shadows. :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

All you need is a bowl and a spoon!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I love your tall bowls! So, so pretty.

Also, does the chocolate dip taste like chocolate pudding?

I find it too funny that after spending a week with the vegan peas you made a dairy recipe and stocked your fridge with eggs! Got to get your dairy-and-egg fix. LOL.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Chris must have been eating out while his awesome chef was away!!!? did he go out to restaurants while you were in Portland! hope you guys get over any stomach bugs quickly :( those are the worst!

It has a similar pudding texture, but isn't really the same because of the taste of Greek yogurt. The bowls are actually tiny! Only about 2 1/2" tall! They're little sorbet cups. :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Nope, he didn't eat out much at all. He cooked for himself and/or ate the freezer meals I pack away from leftovers of our dinners. Hoping I steer clear of the bug!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That cinnamon maple yogurt dip has my interest!! Sounds delicious!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Bites and Bliss

I kind of want to dip the suggested Kettle Chips in the chocolate version. With Ashley's homemade chocolate chip sprinkles, of course ;)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama Pea

Your serving cups make me want to DRINK the last two... ;)

That lemon dill dip looks so salty and succulent. Tell us details about your fun trip! I heard Denver is getting ROCKED with snow currently. Is it effecting you guys?

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @LivingLongfellow

All 3 of those dips look delicious! Might have to give them a go this weekend for Super Bowl festivities!
Glad things are back to normal! :)

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle @ A Healthy Mrs

your egg supply is restocked?!?! if you find the good eggs i want 3 dozen. im not kidding.

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelsey

Wow! All three of these dips look delicious, but I can't wait to try the chocolate and cinnamon maple versions. I think I'll have a hard time not just eating the whole batch with a spoon!

February 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry

I've never thought to turn Greek yogurt into something chocolatey! Brilliant idea. I bet my kids would love these too.

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February 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpizza bread bakes « the

oh no ashley! that's awful that he's still not feeling well :( i know this seems silly but the best thing, of course, is just to keep washing those hands so not to catch the bug!

also, your dips...they look so scrumptious i probably wouldn't use them as dip but just eat 'em straight up...eek! yum!

Dude. Chocolate chocolate chip? Pass me a spoon babe!

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKel@The Kel Show

Since these are made of yogurt, it would be acceptable for me to eat the chocolate one as a meal, with a spoon, right? ;D

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria @ Beautiful Busy Bee

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