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Easy Lemon Feta Greek Yogurt Dip

 
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.48

$1.48 per serving

252 people like this recipe

252 likes

This recipe is ready in 15 minutes

Ready in 15 minutes

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spoonacular Score:50%

Spoonacular Score: 50%

 

The recipe Easy Lemon Feta Greek Yogurt Dip is ready in approximately 15 minutes and is definitely an excellent gluten free, primal, and vegetarian option for lovers of Mediterranean food. This recipe serves 4 and costs $1.48 per serving. This hor d'oeuvre has 249 calories, 8g of protein, and 23g of fat per serving. It is perfect for The Super Bowl. This recipe is liked by 252 foodies and cooks. A mixture of greek yogurt, lemon zest, pepper flakes, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 54%. This score is solid. Try Yogurt and Feta Dip, Meyer Lemon-Greek Yogurt Pound Cake with White Chocolate-Greek Yogurt Topping, and Greek Yogurt and Feta Dip for similar recipes.

Yogurt can be paired with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. The NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry with a 5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 19 dollars per bottle.

NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry

Very aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "

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Ingredients

Servings:
some
some extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
6 oz
6 oz feta cheese
feta cheese
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps lemon juice
lemon juice
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
0.33 cups
0.33 cups plain greek yogurt
plain greek yogurt
1 pinch
1 pinch red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
some extra virgin olive oil
some
extra virgin olive oil
6 oz feta cheese
6 oz
feta cheese
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
2 Tbsps lemon juice
2 Tbsps
lemon juice
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
0.33 cups plain greek yogurt
0.33 cups
plain greek yogurt
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 pinch
red pepper flakes

Equipment

food processor
food processor
bowl
bowl
food processor
food processor
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Full Belly Sisters

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.48
Ingredient
some extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces feta cheese
1 garlic clove
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 lemon zest
⅓ cups plain greek yogurt
Price
$0.67
$4.01
$0.07
$0.20
$0.50
$0.48
$5.92

Tips

Health Tips

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • If you find that you're always missing lemon zest, purchase lemon extract and substitute a 1/2 teaspoon extract for every tablespoon zest.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
249 Calories
7g Protein
23g Total Fat
3g Carbs
4% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
249
12%

Fat
23g
36%

  Saturated Fat
8g
52%

Carbohydrates
3g
1%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
38mg
13%

Sodium
481mg
21%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
7g
16%

Vitamin B2
0.41mg
24%

Calcium
232mg
23%

Phosphorus
167mg
17%

Vitamin E
2mg
14%

Vitamin B12
0.84µg
14%

Selenium
8µg
12%

Vitamin B6
0.21mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin C
5mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.49mg
5%

Folate
16µg
4%

Vitamin A
188IU
4%

Magnesium
10mg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.48mg
2%

Iron
0.4mg
2%

Potassium
63mg
2%

Manganese
0.03mg
1%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

Copper
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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