Thursday, January 24, 2013

Feta & Greek Yogurt Dip with Lemon,Thyme & Garlic


 Contributor | JEFF & KRISTINA
Sometimes when we're in the kitchen ideas will pop into our heads to give a recipe that extra punch. You better believe that's what we did with this rich and creamy flavorful dip! Starting with blended feta cheese, this dip is infused with olive oil, thyme, garlic, lemon and sea salt. We added a little Greek yogurt and dried basil to ours too. 

If you like feta cheese, this dip will become your go to dip trust me! (Sweet Paul says so and it is true!)  It takes less than 5 minutes to make and is so versatile. You could use it as a veggie dip, spooned onto baked or grilled chicken, on top of toasted  bread slices or with pita chips or even with oven fries...the list could go on and on. When you try this dip your taste buds will be thanking you. Now for the recipe:
Recipe 

8oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 clove garlic, chopped
6 tablespoons olive oil+ extra for serving
fresh thyme

Recipe courtesy of Sweet Paul

our modified version reduced the amount of feta cheese to 6 oz. and we added 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt, and a dash of sea salt and freshly ground pepper. 
Facts |
Greek yogurt
-contains bacterial cultures that boost the immune system.
-contains less sugar and more protein than other yogurts. 
-has vitamin B12 a disease preventative vitamin.
-can lead to weight loss, especially around the waist. 

Garlic
-can help lower blood pressure
-aids in detoxifying
-antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antifungal


Olive oil 
-allows the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamin A and E 
-omega 6 fatty acids
-contains a newly discovered compound called oleocanthal that has the same anti-inflammatory action as ibuprofen.
If you make this dip or a variation, share with us how you liked it and what you ate it with. 


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2 comments:

thelordshousekeeper said...

Ooh, I love greek yogurt...and feta...and garlic. I can only imagine how great they are together!

Kristina @ ReMadeSimple said...

Rebecca it was so delicious.

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