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5:2 Recipes: Yogurt Dips

Sour cream is a distant memory due to these delicious yogurt dips. These dips add flavor and moisture to any dish. The flavors are versatile enough to compliment a wide range of dish and foods - even baked potatoes! these are the ones that have been featured so far.

Let me know if you have any favorite yogurt spreads!

Cilantro Dip
0.6475 calories per gram

  • 1 1/2 cups plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped cilantro 
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic 
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne

Gyro Dip

1.33 calories per gram

  • 3/4 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt 
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced on microplane
  • 2 teaspoons juice from 1 lemon 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or mint 

Yogurt Fruit Dip (sweet)

0.798 calories per gram

  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, plus for garnish
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
All of the instrcutions are the same.
  1. Drain yogurt in cheese cloth or in fine mesh strainer for 1 hour to overnight - the longer you drain, the thicker the yogurt will become. I like to drain the yogurt longer when the recipe calls for wet ingredients like lemon juice.
  2. Add ingredients and mix well to combine
  3. Let sit 1 - 2 hours, salt and pepper to taste
  4. Last for 2 weeks in the fridge
In the next few weeks I'll be trying out a curry version, a traditional tzatziki (cucumber), spinach, yogurt hummus. Let me know in the comments which one you'd like to see first!


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