A few months ago I volunteered to bring a veggie tray with dip to a party, but I was running short on time (imagine that!) and ended up buying a Chobani Greek yogurt dip at the store. Apparently these are a new item from Chobani and only available in a limited market. Maybe we get them in Idaho because there’s a factory in Twin Falls? In any case, the one I got was delicious, the chili lime flavor, a big hit at the party, but let me tell you, it was expensive! Over $5 for a little 10 ounce container! Maybe more expensive because it’s a new product…. Too expensive to be a regular purchase for me, so I decided to make my own Garlic Chili Lime Greek Yogurt Dip.
I made this dip to take camping with us over Memorial Day weekend. We went to Alvord Desert in Southeastern Oregon with a group of our friends. Very cool area, definitely recommend it! It’s right by the Steens Mountain. And when I say Alvord DESERT, I literally mean a desert. We camped in the middle of a desert (very old dried up lake bed). There was surprisignly still some water this time of year. It got pretty hot during the day but as soon as the sun set the temperature dropped. We spent the hottest part of the day under a canopy. Check out my personal Instagram for some pictures.
This dip makes a perfect appetizer or can be served as part of a meal. We ended up eating it with lunch one day while camping. I recommend making the dip the day before you serve it to really let the flavors come together. It’s okay if you make it the day of, just even better if you can let it sit at least 24 hours. Also, depending on your preference for spiciness, you can add more or less chili powder and cayenne pepper. As written, the dip has a bit of a kick. But not too much, Maddie still liked it!
- 2 cups of plain, full-fat Greek yogurt
- Juice of 1 lime
- Zest of 1 lime
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped, loosely packed
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅛ to ¼ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
- Let dip sit overnight before serving to let flavors come together. If short on time, try to let it sit for at least an hour.