Yogurt Cheese Dip-with probiotics!
This yogurt cheese dip is fun to play around with because it'll take on any flavor depending on what you add to it, and I love how nutritious it is, too. As much as I’m always trying to get more probiotics into the kids, I was kind of hoping they wouldn’t like this too much so there would be leftovers. They were all over it, though. 🙂
This recipe is adapted from an article by Jen Allbritton in Wise Traditions. Read more there about the health benefits of probiotic foods like this yogurt cheese dip: for digestive health, immune system boosting, mood or anxiety issues, and so much more. (Probiotic foods are best, but these are the supplements we take for when you need the “big guns”.)
You'll need to make this simple yogurt cheese here and then you can make the dip below.
But in a pinch you can use cream cheese.
Yogurt Cheese Dip
- 1 cup yogurt cheese (that link tells how to make it)--in a pinch you could also use cream cheese.
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder or 3-4 cloves fresh minced garlic (add more to your taste)
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1-2 Tablespoons Fresh or dried herbs of your choice, depending on what you have on-hand: basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, parsley, etc.
- Mix together until smooth. That's how easy it is to make yogurt cheese dip! Store in the refrigerator, you can make this ahead of time for a party or whatever.
More you might like:
- I want to try the yogurt cheese in this cheesecake next, because: chocolate!!!
- Check out this similar recipe that shows you a bunch of different variations you can try using yogurt cheese (or regular cream cheese)–pictured is a yummy BLT dip:
- For a good appetizer: Heat your favorite organic pasta sauce and pour over the top of this dip. Use whatever dippers you’d like: crusty bread, organic crackers, or try the homemade soaked crackers recipe in Nourishing Traditions – they’re pretty easy and really good. Or try these sourdough crackers!