This healthy Greek yogurt dill dip recipe is going to make you fall in love with vegetables again! It’s loaded with protein because it’s made with plain Greek yogurt AND cottage cheese! It has the best combination of herbs and seasonings which gives it the BEST flavor! There’s no guilt with this healthy dill dip!
Always in a hurry? Me too! That’s why I love that you can literally throw this super easy recipe together in about 5 minutes!
Sometimes we get a wild idea that we’re going to eat healthily. I start looking for and cooking skinny recipes. Most of the time I make them once and we remember why we don’t usually eat that healthy food. Then it’s back to Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!
But, that’s not the case with this healthy veggie dip! I make it ALL the time and we actually love it, even though it’s healthy! Hooray for finally finding food that’s good for us that we like! I’m pretty sure you’re going to like it too!
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Why You’re Going to Love Dill Dip Made with Yogurt:
If you’re looking for a dill dip without mayo or cream cheese this is it!
- It’s healthy! It’s packed with protein and calcium! And it encourages my kids to eat more vegetables and I’ll take that!
- Quick and easy! It takes less than 5 minutes to make homemade dill dip!
- No preservatives! You’ll need normal ingredients that you can pronounce! No packet or store-bought powder is needed!
- Make-Ahead! You don’t have to make this healthy vegetable dip ahead of time, but it’s totally fine if you do. I love whipping it up and then it’s ready whenever a craving hits!
Ingredients and Substitution Options:
I love giving you a few options for substituting and swapping ingredients just in case you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.
- Cottage Cheese: Small curd is best because it’s easier to dip in. We like full fat because we don’t count fat in our house. You can use 2% or light cottage cheese too.
- Plain Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt so I like using Greek yogurt better. But, you can make dill dip with traditional yogurt too. You can also use sour cream or mayo.
- Herbs: I typically use dried herbs because they’re easy to keep on hand. I use fresh herbs in the summer when they’re growing in my garden.
Dried and fresh herbs are interchangeable. Use a ration of 1:3. So, 1 Tablespoon of dried herbs would equal 3 Tablespoons of fresh herbs. You need more fresh herbs because they still have water content and aren’t as concentrated.
How to Make Dill Dip:
You can kind of change this dill dip recipe up to make it suite your own preferences. I always make it as listed in the recipe, except if I’m planning to serve this dip only with potato chips I reduce the amount of seasoning salt because the chips are already salty. I’m kind of a salt addict so I really love it with the full amount of salt, too! You know, I try to be responsible though! Feel free to adjust seasonings to your own taste. You can always start with less and add more.
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine making sure the seasonings and herbs are evenly distributed.
Step 2: I recommend chilling the Greek yogurt dill dip for at least 30 minutes because it gives the flavors a chance to do their thing. But, if you’re in a hurry you can surely serve it right away.
Store Greek yogurt dill dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep up to 5 days, as long as the ingredients you used to make the dip don’t expire before that.
This dip won’t freeze well. The constancy and texture of both yogurt and cottage cheese will change if they’re frozen.
What Do You Dip in Dill Dip?
Greek yogurt dill dip is amazing with just about anything dipped in it! Okay, not anything! But, it’s good for all veggies! Here are a few ideas of what to dip in yogurt dill dip!
- Raw Vegetables: carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cherry tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, snap peas, etc.
- Potato Chips: my personal favorite
- Crackers: wheat crackers, butter crackers, bagel chips, etc.
- Rye bread: spread it over toasted rye bread
- Fish: I’m not a fan of fish, but my boys say this would be a delicious alternative to a dill sauce on salmon.
It’s also fun to serve dill dip in a bread bowl!
Other Easy Dip Recipes:
- Skinny Poolside Veggie Dip
- Cream Cheese Salsa
- Fiesta Corn Dip
- Chili Cheese Dip
- Warm Broccoli and Bacon Dip
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 2 Tablespoons dried dill weed
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir until herbs and seasonings are totally incorporated.
- Serve with potato chips, vegetables, rye bread, bagel chips, etc. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- Either will work great for this recipe.
- 1 Tablespoon dried herbs=3 Tablespoons fresh herbs
- The flavors in the dip will be better if you let it rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days, assuming the ingredients you used won’t expire for that length of time.