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Dip #4 — Santorini Dip (Greek Dip)

July 29, 2011 by admin

This recipe comes from writer and foodie Meg Holmes who, one day last summer, created the dip using what she had in her fridge. I’m glad she didn’t use everything in her fridge, because then it would probably have corn in it and Red Bull or something.

She calls it “Santorini Dip” because she’s always wanted to visit there. I didn’t know what Santorini was, but I thought it might be a dance. Close. It’s in Greece. And here’s a picture.

THE RECIPE

8oz plain Greek yogurt

6-8oz crumbled feta

3 cloves garlic, minced

3 TBS chopped fresh dill

sea salt/black pepper to taste

(Meg also adds a tiny squeeze of lemon sometimes, but it’s not necessary)

 

THE PROCESS

Add the Greek yogurt and feta into a bowl. Chop the garlic and dill. Mix. Serve or refrigerate to let flavors blend.

(Obviously, this is another easy dip. I love quick dips where you only have to chop a couple of things. It ups the ‘pretzel factor’ in my mind.)

The dip was a little too thick at first, so I added a little milk. I would’ve added lemon but I didn’t have any.

THE VERDICT

When I first tried the dip I thought “Hmm. Good. This is a Three.” Then I took another bite and I thought, “That’s ridiculous. Clearly it’s a Four.” Fifteen minutes later, Kealoha and I had nearly finished off the whole dip. It was supposed to be an appetizer, but it nearly became our entire dinner. We agreed, hands down, it gets 5 Pretzels.

Why?

Reasons for a 5 Pretzel Rating:

1. Ease of preparation.

2.  Munchability.

3. Continued muncahbility.

4. Dip is good right away, or it can sit in the fridge and be great later. (Two days later, the dip was still fantastic.)

5. Versatility. This would be terrific in a veggie sandwich. Think: pita bread, this dip, shredded carrots, cucumbers, chick peas. Oh, mama!

DUNKABLES

This is the perfect veggie dip. The dill is really fresh and it has clean crisp flavors. We used thick cucumbers, carrots and celery and some beans from our garden. This would also be great with bagel or pits chips, or in a sandwich.


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