Appetizers, Dips and Snacks: Dips and Spreads: Cilantro Yogurt Dip

This 3-ingredient dip incorporates strained yogurt.

Author: Recipe courtesy of 3-A-Day of Dairy -
Date: December 18, 2012

Serves: 6 person(s)
Yield: 6 x servings (about 1-1/2 cups)

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 1 hrs (if straining yogurt)


    2 cup nonfat plain yogurt (or pre-strained nonfat plain yogurt, such as Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt) *
    1/4 cup finely minced cilantro
    1/2 tsp salt


    * IF USING GREEK (PRE-STRAINED YOGURT): In a small mixing bowl, add yogurt; stir in salt and cilantro.

    IF USING REGULAR UN-STRAINED YOGURT: Strain yogurt by lining a large strainer with a coffee filter or paper towel and place over a mixing bowl. Pour in yogurt and let sit until some of the liquid has drained away and the yogurt is the consistency of sour cream, about one hour. Transfer strained yogurt to small mixing bowl; stir in salt and cilantro.

    Makes about 1-1/2 cups.


    This dip goes well with quesadillas, chili, and other spicy dishes (see recipe links below).

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:46 cals
Kilojoules:192 kJ
Fat:0.2 g
Carbohydrates:6.3 g
Protein:4.7 g
Cholesterol:2.0 mg
Sodium:257 mg
Saturated Fat:0.1 g
Fiber:0.0 g
Calcium:163.0 mg
Total Sugars:6.3 g

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