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Yogurt Dip with Pita Chips

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August 28th, 2008 · Print Print

Sometimes when I post a recipe, that recipe lends itself very easily to an accompaniment.  My marshmallows became marshmallow caramel bars, my chocolate fudge frosting went into the perfect party cake.  So what was I going to do with Monday’s homemade pita bread?  That’s right, I was going to make dip.

Actually, what really happened was that whenever anyone comes over to my apartment, I like to have something ready for them to eat.  And with the pitas already made, it was relatively painless to find ingredients for an excellent little dip.  The only bummer was my lack of greek-style yogurt, because it would have made the dip thicker, richer and all around better.  But in a pinch, this was pretty darn good.

So how many of you have made the pitas already?  Get out your food processor, because this is the perfect thing to serve with them, and it comes together in about 20 seconds flat.  How could you resist?

Yogurt Dip with Pita Chips

INGREDIENTS:
2 homemade pitas
Olive oil and salt, for brushing
6 ounces nonfat greek yogurt (or 2/3 cup regular yogurt)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp chopped chives

DIRECTIONS:
Cut pitas into wedges, brush with olive oil and sprinke with salt.  Bake in a 300 degree oven for about eight minutes.

Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine yogurt, garlic powder, sea salt and chopped chives.  Process until evenly distributed and transfer to a bowl.  Surround with pita chips, and serve.
Serves 3-4 as an appetizer.


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Tags: appetizers · food



9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 VeggieGirl // Aug 28, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Perfect appetizer to satisfy party guests (or anyone)!!

  • 2 Jen (Modern Beet) // Aug 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    nice!  I have everything for this in my refrigerator or in the garden!  I’m very intrigued by the homemade pita too — I always thought it was one of those things that was too complicated to make at home — how wrong I was!

  • 3 Heather // Aug 28, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    wow, that looks delicious!  those pita chips are beautiful!

  • 4 Patsyk // Aug 28, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    I love being able to make a dip with whatever I happen to have on hand.  Never used Greek-style yogurt… might have to buy some so I can make this dip.

  • 5 sugarlaw // Aug 28, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks guys!  Patsyk — You could also try straining traditional yogurt through a cheesecloth to get thicker yogurt, or using half yogurt and half sour cream, if you can’t find it!

  • 6 Emily // Aug 29, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Fabulous!! I demolished those pitas and the dip!!

  • 7 Jaime // Aug 31, 2008 at 2:27 am

    what a great way to enjoy your pita chips! :)

  • 8 Recipe Hit List: 20 Pita Picks : TipNut.com // Feb 19, 2009 at 11:08 am

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  • 9 Carolyn // Feb 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    I have read that you can use regular yogurt as Greek by putting it in cheesecloth in a strainer and letting it drain over a large bowl to get some of the moisture out.  This makes it thicker like Greek Yogurt.

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