Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip #WeekdaySupper

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Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. I like to add an extra layer of deliciousness by digging in with salty pita chips! Snacking made easy and better for you too! I like that!
Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper

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I make creamy dips all the time! Whether for parties, watching football with the family on a Sunday afternoon, or just to have on hand in the fridge for a quick snack during the week. Creamy dips are easy to make and handy to have around.
Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper

The one problem with them is most of them are cream cheese based and loaded with melted cheese making them not so good for you, right?! Which is fine in moderation, but my husband is always watching his girlish figure, so whenever I whip up a creamy dip he is hesitant to dig in. He knows he's going to LOVE the creamy goodness, but he really doesn't want the fat and calories. I couldn't agree more, so when I was given the opportunity to review The Vegetable Butcher cookbook by Cara Mangini, I was so very happy to see this Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip made with Greek yogurt, carrots, garlic, & pine nuts. It delivers on creaminess and flavor in addition to being a better choice health-wise!
Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper
As expected, Don asked "so what's in this dip?" and after I told him the ingredients he said, "so, it's healthy?!" and then he nearly did a faceplant in the dip! It's really that good!!
Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper

Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper
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Mangini comes from a family of traditional butchers and was one of the first official “vegetable butchers” at Eataly in New York City. She is now the owner and executive chef of Little Eater, a produce-inspired restaurant, along with Little Eater Produce and Provisions, a local artisanal foods boutique, in Columbus, Ohio. Visit Cara's website to learn more about her and don't miss her interview featured in Cookbook Envy on the Sunday Supper Movement website!

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Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip

Life Tastes Good
Published 05/12/2016
Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for finishing
  • 3 medium to large carrots (10 to 12 ounces total), peeled, shredded on the large holes of a box grater
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts (or ⅓ cup finely chopped walnuts)
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt, plus extra as needed
  • 2 cups low-fat or full-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, finely grated on a Microplane, pressed, or crushed into a paste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a pinch of the carrots to the oil to test it: The oil is ready if the carrots sizzle. Add the remaining carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add the pine nuts and salt. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are completely soft and browning and the pine nuts are golden, another 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until it is incorporated and fragrant, another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let cool briefly to warm.
  3. Place the yogurt in a medium-size bowl. Stir in the warm carrot mixture, and season with salt to taste.
  4. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, and drizzle the top with olive oil. The dip will keep, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 5 days.
  5. NOTES: You can easily adjust the yield based on the quantities you have on hand and the number of people you are serving. The ratios do not need to be exact. Add a little more yogurt or throw in an extra carrot and a little more oil. Just make sure to let the carrots sizzle for a good long while, until they are soft and browned at the edges. When summer squash are in season, shredded zucchini makes an excellent addition. Swap 1 small zucchini for 1 carrot.
Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.

Tags: Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip, Carrot Dip, Yogurt Dip, Greek Yogurt, Easy Recipe, Carrot, Garlic, Nuts, Snack, Party


Recipe used with permission from Workman Publishing Company



Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip is a better-for-you option when it comes to creamy, dreamy dips. This is an easy recipe that has the tang of Greek yogurt combined with the sweetness of carrot and garlic with hints of nuttiness. Perfect for a party dip, snack, or football appetizer. #LTGrecipes #WeekdaySupper

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20 comments:

  1. So hard to list a single veg as my fave! Let's start with tomatoes...wait, that's actually a fruit. How about broc and eggplant and greens of any kind...and parsnips and carrots and colored bell peppers...and cauliflower and snap peas and green beans... --Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

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    1. I completely agree, Dorothy! There are way too many yummy veggies to narrow it down to just one, but thanks for trying haha Good luck!!

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  2. This looks amazing and just a few ingredients make it a super-easy app to make!

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    1. Yes! It's great to have on hand for a light snack anytime!

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  3. Great dish! I mostly cook with vegetable with minimal meat. Favorite is swiss chard in place of kale...

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  4. OH WOW!! This dip has my name written all over it! I will be trying this recipe for sure and working my way through the other 149 recipes! I am in love with this cookbook! Nettie

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  5. This looks absolutely delicious and so full of flavor. This will be the next recipe I make!! I'm with hubby, I'm watching that girlish figure too (not that I have been able to keep it though!).

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  6. My favorite veggie changes weekly, but this week its cucumbers! SO refreshing!

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  7. That dip looks absolutely scrumptious! I need to make it the next time I'm entertaining.

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  8. I would have to say my favorite vegetable is broccoli. I always have a few bags of frozen broccoli in my freezer, and I have it with most meals throughout the week.

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  9. Artichokes are one of my favorite vegetables. :)

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  10. I love that this dip is so nutritious! Dips are such fun appetizers. I can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  11. I love whichever is in season, but asparagus and fresh peas are at the top of the list!

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  12. Brussels are my tip top followed closely by beets and kale and spinach ... lol long list!

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  13. My favorite vegetable is the artichoke

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  14. Really hard to say. But, right now, I would say fennel!

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  15. Too hard to choose! I love potatoes the best but carrots and broccoli tie for second.

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  16. I am amazed by all the great recipes posted from this cookbook. Hope I win.

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  17. Oh and my fave vegetable depends on the season, right now I would have to say asparagus.

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