Greek yogurt is one of my favorite things! I cook with it, mix it with fruit for breakfast, put it in smoothies, and use it as dip. It still has that tartness yogurt is known for, but it’s super rich and creamy. Somehow, it’s low in fat… I don’t know how they do it. If you can save me a step by giving me a prepared greek yogurt dip, well, that just makes me want to give you a big fat hug.
That’s exactly what Marzetti’s done with their new Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips. I’ve loved their dressings forever, so I was excited to dry their dips. It’s like dressing, but thicker! Now who gets the hug? 😉
I went to my usual grocery store hunting for this product, even though I didn’t recall seeing them there before. My store is not known for adopting new products right away so I was prepared to look elsewhere, but lo and behold, the dips were right next to the Marzetti dressings in the produce section.
Deciding which one to get was the hard part. Choosing from Chipotle Cheese, Salsa Cilantro, Garden Herb Ranch, Cucumber Dill Feta, and Spinach Artichoke is HARD! They all sound good! I love spinach artichoke dip (but hate making it) so that’s the first one I reached for.
While it doesn’t have the texture of a spinach dip, obviously, it’s good. I get tons of flavor without all the fat of a cheesy dip. I’ve eaten it with baby carrots, Triscuit crackers, on toast. In a box. With a fox. All joking aside, it’s a yummy way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. As delicious as the dip is with crackers, I must say there’s something really satisfying about the crunch of a carrot!
I looked at the nutrition information for these dips, as well as the list of ingredients, and I’m happy to see there’s nothing crazy. Greek yogurt is the main ingredient, as it should be! The one thing that stood out is fish oil – you get 200 mg of omega 3 fatty acids from both the canola and fish oils, per serving. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this in a dip before!
One thing I haven’t done is use it in a recipe. There’s this Grilled Chicken Wrap that looks promising. Using this dip instead of a mayo-based sauce is a great idea because it only has 60 calories in two tablespoons. About how much you’d put on a sandwich or wrap, right? This Spinach Mushroom Omelette sounds delicious, too, but I think the Spinach Artichoke Pizza takes the cake! A pizza crust topped with baby spinach, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and Marzetti Otria Spinach Artichoke Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. Oh my goodness, I’m getting hungry.
I often make a spinach dip for holiday parties, but I think I might try this next time and see how it goes over with my guests. As for me, my dip is practically gone, so I think I’ll pick up the Chipotle Cheese flavor the next time I go to the grocery store! Smoked chipotle and cayenne pepper with cotija cheese? Oh, yeah!
YOUR TURN: Do you like greek yogurt? Do you think you’d like it in a veggie dip? Which flavor would you choose?