Indian Vegetable Dip
Make this zesty, unexpected Indian dip as an appetizer for your next gathering. It requires very little work in the kitchen.
When you’re entertaining in your home there is always a lot to do, and all that time prepping can be hard on your joints. Next time you need a quick and easy appetizer try this simple Indian dip that’s both flavorful and healthy. Serve it with veggies like hydrating cucumber rounds, vitamin C-packed bell peppers and antioxidant-rich carrots.
To make this recipe you will need a sharp knife for chopping, a medium-sized serving bowl and a spoon for stirring and serving.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (.2g); Carbohydrates (2g); Sodium (37mg); Sugar (1g); Fiber (0g); Cholesterol (1mg); Protein (3g)
1 heaping cup of plain 0% milkfat Greek yogurt
3/4 teaspoon cumin
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
Salt, a dash or to taste
Chopped veggies or toasted naan bread
1. Season yogurt
Season plain Greek yogurt with cumin, garlic powder, chopped cucumber and a bit of salt.
2. Serve with veggies
Use as a dip for cucumber rounds, bell peppers, baby carrots or naan bread.
Ingredient Tips & Benefits
Even Greek yogurt with 0% milkfat has a rich, creamy texture which makes it ideal for dips. It’s also an excellent source of protein, calcium, B-12 and potassium.
Munching on brightly colored veggies like carrots and red peppers is a great way to get a dose of antioxidants. These orange- and red-hued vegetables get their distinctive color from carotenoids like beta-cryptoxanthin. Some research suggests eating more foods rich in beta-cryptoxanthin could reduce your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
Naan is an oven-baked flatbread commonly served with food in various parts of Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Look for whole wheat varieties as a healthier option or serve with whole wheat pita bread instead.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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