Dips aren’t just for the Superbowl, which is why I’m posting this today.
I’m a big fan of dips whether there’s football to watch or not. I mean, yes, it’s always better with football (especially college football), but whether or not you have a big game coming up or you just want a good snack that’s easy to put together, dips are always a good choice.
I love baked dips, but cold dips are even easier to put together. And they take less time.
And they don’t get to that weird not-hot-anymore-but-not-exactly-cold temperature that just makes it….gross. No need to worry about reheating this and setting it back out.
This is a combo of two my favorite things: cool, creamy greek yogurt and the flavors in chimichurri sauce. Lots of fresh herbs, spicy garlic, hot red pepper, and a pinch of sugar to tie it all together.
And you can’t overlook the chips. Even with the best dip, if you have flimsy chips that break as soon as you try to scoop some up, it’s not going to be good. You’ll have chip shards scattered in the dip and that always ends with people trying to scoop their broken chip pieces out with more chips or eventually just digging it out with a spoon. Never good.
So get good chips. Thick, crunchy chips with good flavor and texture by themselves.
For this dip (and a new hummus coming soon), I’m using my new favorites: Late July chips. They’re so crunchy and not flimsy at all! They stand up to this dip, hummus, and would probably make awesome nachos, too.
Always on the hunt for new dips to make? Me too. Here’s some favorites I’ve found lately – all yogurt based, and a lot with avocado!
Chimichurri Spiced Yogurt Dip
Who says creamy dips have to be full of fat? This mix is full of flavor thanks to the fresh herbs and chopped garlic.
- 2 cups plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup scallions, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Spoon the yogurt into a medium bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients. Mix the herbs and spices into the yogurt until everything is combined.
- Eat immediately or place in the fridge until you're ready to serve.