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Yogurt Cheese Dip Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 3 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Baked pita chips


  • 1. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth or one coffee filter and place over a bowl. Place yogurt in prepared strainer; cover yogurt with edges of cheesecloth. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Remove yogurt from cheesecloth and discard liquid from bowl. Combine sesame seeds, salt, cayenne and cumin. Spread yogurt on a serving plate. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with sesame seed mixture and lemon peel. Serve with pita chips. Yield: 2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without chips) equals 50 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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