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Jan 19, 2011 12:30 PM

Yogurt dipping sauce

Does anyone have a nice yogurt-based dipping sauce for raw vegetables? I have 2 kids, so nothing that relies on hot spiciness. I have both greek and "regular" yogurt on hand and the veggies I want to serve it with are carrots, red/yellow bell peppers, maybe celery... Thanks!

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    1. re: LiveRock

      Do you think I could substitute cooked kale for the spinach in that last one? Or would it be too tough? Thanks for the links!

      1. re: LiveRock

        Here's something I like for fruit or vegetables:

        1/2 cup Dannon Vanilla Yogurt
        1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise

        Mix well.

      2. There are quite a few on on Dannon Yogurt's site. The balsamic one sounds good.

        And, if you are looking to use kale, Elise has a Swiss Chard Tzatziki recipe on her wonderful blog that would probaly work.

        You can also make a guacamole with yogurt. It works really well because avocados naturally have so much fat.

        1. My family enjoys mustard and a bit of honey in the yogurt with veggies.
          Have you tried mixing plain yogurt with cocktail sauce, also very good.

          1. Yogurt-Tahini Sauce

            ½ cup low-fat or fat free plain yogurt
            1 tablespoon tahini
            2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
            1 tablespoon finely minced flat-leaf parsley
            ¼ teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

            whisk all ingredients to combine. i usually also add ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon toasted ground cumin, and either freshly ground black pepper or a pinch of ground red chile (i like Aleppo for this)...but i omitted those for your kids :)

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Even thinning almond nut butter with yogurt is delish with celery and carrot sticks.

              1. re: HillJ

                i love almond butter too much - wouldn't want to dilute the flavor :)

                but speaking of celery...after our discussion the other day i decided to give the sunflower butter another shot, and i discovered that the natural saltiness of celery helps balance the sweetness a bit, so thanks for the nudge!

                  1. re: HillJ

                    unfortunately i'm also beginning to suspect that it would be *really* good with bacon...

                1. re: HillJ

                  And cashew butter, too, just need a bit in yogurt to make it to die for.
                  and is there something wrong with me because I never like anything with garlic powder in it?

              2. thanks for these great ideas! I made the swiss chard tzatziki with my sister in law's purple & green kale -- yummy! can't wait to try the others.

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