For More Virtuous Dips, Turn to Yogurt

If you're in the mood for a delicious dairy-based dip for raw or blanched vegetables, but not for the richness of sour cream and mayo, look to yogurt; you'll get some protein and calcium in your snack, and can choose your fat content. LiveRock favors tzatziki, or get an extra dose of veggies with this Swiss chard tzatziki, which is also good made with kale.

DuchessNukem mixes Greek yogurt with lemon juice, salt and pepper, and lots of dried dill and refrigerates for two to four hours before serving. goodhealthgourmet whisks together 1/2 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon each tahini and finely minced flat-leaf parsley, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon each soy sauce and smoked paprika, and a pinch of black or Aleppo pepper.

Hounds also enjoy dipping vegetables into yogurt flavored with mustard and honey; with cocktail sauce; and with almond or cashew butter. For a spicy dip, try CHOW's Jalapeño-Cilantro Yogurt Spread.

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