honey yogurt dip

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Dave and I, for better or worse, don’t have the types of jobs that we can just forget about when we leave work at the end of the day. As a result, we often have to work on weekends. One particularly stressful weekend, I decided that we should make weekend working an event, where we set aside a few hours to sit down at the table together and get our work done. And what I really mean when I say ‘event’ is that I want snacks.

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Since we were being industrious and working, it made sense to keep the snacks on the healthy side. Plus they were replacing dinner, so they needed to be nutritionally well-rounded. This fruit dip was exactly what I was looking for – easy, healthy(ish), and finger-food friendly.

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Calling this a recipe may be overstating things a bit – it’s really just yogurt sweetened with honey and enhanced with a pinch of cinnamon. The original recipe recommended vanilla yogurt, but a number of the reviewers indicated that the result was too sweet. Another common complaint was that the dip was too thin. I thought using Greek yogurt would solve both problems at once.

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It was a good change apparently, because the dip was perfect – fresh and light, plus just a little spicy from the cinnamon. It enhanced our fruit without overpowering it. Unfortunately, the dip was a lot more successful than working was for me that weekend – I found myself all too easily distracted. But at least I was eating fruit, right?

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Yogurt Honey Dip (adapted from Bon Apetit July 1998, but really epicurious.com)

Makes about 1 cup, or 4 servings

I have to admit that I didn’t measure anything when I made this. It’s pretty much a to-taste thing anyway, just keep in mind that the flavor of the cinnamon didn’t really come through until the dip had been chilled for a few hours.

1 (7-ounce) container plain Greek yogurt
3-4 tablespoons honey
1/8-¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix the ingredients together. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. Serve with fresh fruit.

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Comments

  1. Kanella says:

    This reminds me of Greece. If you enjoy nuts, try adding some walnuts. Great photos.

  2. Erin says:

    That looks like a great snack! I actually have some yogurt that I need to use up, so this looks perfect.

  3. VeggieGirl says:

    Gorgeous!!

  4. Erin says:

    Yum! Have you ever seen Oikos greek yogurt? They actually have a honey flavor and it’s my favorite!

  5. Chris says:

    I really like Kanella’s nut suggestion – perhaps some crushed pistachios would cut the sweetness of the honey and add nice texture.

  6. Joelen says:

    Greek yogurt is wonderful with honey! What a great, healthy snack!

  7. Katie says:

    YUM!!! I LOVE yogurt dips and I”m TOTALLY loving the presentation in the orange. Love it!!

  8. Maria says:

    What a great snack!!

  9. Laure says:

    This looks great – I love fage – I eat it for breakfast all the time with local honey stirred in – what a great dip for a fruit plate!

  10. pinkstripes says:

    I love Fage yogurt. The addition of honey and cinnamon sounds heavenly. YUM!

  11. Jillian says:

    Awesome recipe. I love to dip bananas. :)

  12. bunnies4buddha says:

    I am going to make this on Friday! Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Catherine says:

    Huge Fan btw, found you on Daring Bakers. I’m making this dip presently, thanks to you!

  14. I can’t wait to try this.

  15. nellie says:

    Honey and yogurt together… like music to my ears. No idea how I found your blog anymore, but the pictures are ridiculously professional, the writing precise, and the recipes clear. Fantastic food blog.

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