With the Superbowl upon us, we are all searching for delicious foods and dips to serve our friends at Super Bowl parties. Many of us also have healthy resolutions this year and it can be hard to find alternatives that don’t use fatty sour creams or things loaded with carbs. So I decided to try using Chobani’s Plain Greek Yogurt as a base for this recipe. Stay with me here. I promise that no one will be able to tell it is made with yogurt.
Keeping with the spirit of my blog this year, I decided to get creative and come up with something that has a little ‘kick’ to it! (Pun intended) This dip can be served with crackers, chips, vegetables or used as a sandwich spread. We even used it the other night on our tacos and burritos and it was fabulous!!
- 1 1/2 cup Chobani Plain Yogurt
- 3/4 cup light Mayo
- 5 tablespoons of the prepared dried spice mix, (see below)
- 1/2 cup pickled jalapeños, drained (To tone it down a little try using 1/4 cup.)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 MINI sweet red bell pepper, finely diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro tops, no stems
- 1/3 cup dry buttermilk, often found next to the powdered milk at Wal-Mart.
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dill weed
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Start by mixing together all of the ingredients listed above for the dry spice mix in a bowl, set aside.
- Wash, pat dry and chop your cilantro. Remember to only use the leaves, not the stems for this recipe.
- Finely chop your mini sweet red bell pepper.
- Add the Chobani Yogurt, light mayo, jalapeños, your sweet mini red bell pepper, lime juice, 5 tablespoons of the dried spice mix and chopped cilantro in your blender.
- Pulse at high-speed until blended. You may have to scrape some of it down so that it mixes well.
- Pour into bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
We serve this amazingly easy to prepare dip with roasted garlic and tomato crackers and summer sausage. There are so many possibilities with this dip. Please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comment section below.
Keepin It Spicy,
(Note: Store your leftover dry mix in the refrigerator for up to 3 months so you can use it again or just double up the recipe and make a huge bowl)