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!
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.
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.
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 :)
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!