Homemade Dill Greek Yogurt Dip

This easy-to-make dill Greek yogurt dip is bursting with flavor. Use it to make Greek Yogurt Marinaded Chicken or Egg Salad!

Dill Greek Yogurt Dip

Dill Greek Yogurt Dip

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients. Allow to rest for one hour to meld the flavors.
  • Hack: This recipe can be used in many ways. It’s full-flavored and powerful so a little goes a long way! It can be used as a dip, a dressing or to marinade meats. At a ¼ the calories and ⅓ the fat, it makes a healthy substitute for mayonnaise when making potato/pasta salads and sandwich salads such as egg or tuna.
  • Hack: I use full-fat yogurt because I like the mouthfeel, taste and thicker texture as opposed to low or nonfat. If you prefer your dip even thicker still, drain the yogurt in the fridge overnight by using a cheesecloth-lined mesh colander. Place the colander in a bowl to catch the excess liquid.
  • Hack:  Use this dip to make Greek Yogurt Marinaded Chicken or Egg Salad!
Keyword dill dip, Dill dressing, greek yogurt, greek yogurt dip, greek yogurt dressing

About Cynthia

About Cynthia
About Cynthia

A Little Bit About Me

Welcome to Cynthia Eats! I have been a foodie since, well, forever, having garnered an intense appreciation of all things food from my father.

As a young girl, I would pour through cookbooks to create dishes and desserts for my parents and brothers. My favorite was a community cookbook distributed by our local church.

When I got married, I found a new “best ever” cookbook by Betty Crocker.  In both I appreciated the basic ingredients (all of which I could most likely find in my kitchen already) and the consistently tasty results.

Who’s Hungry?

I have always enjoyed creating food for my family, both as a young girl and as a married woman with children of my own.

But time marches on and the time came that I found myself in the position of having to cook only for me. Eventually, the thought of preparing meals for one started to become a chore.

As I began to speaking to other single people, I found a similar train of thought. It’s hard to create a meal for one. All that shopping. And prep. And dishes. Three times a day. Every. Single. Day.

Grabbing something at the drive thru or convenience store on the way home seems easier, right? Or throw a frozen dinner in the microwave. Bar food with a few friends, maybe?

So Why Am I Here, Exactly?

Because I very much enjoy good food, that way of life was not sustainable for me. I began to look into different ways to create fresh, healthy, whole food meals that are quick and easy to make and/or can be prepared in larger portions to freeze for effortless “Grab and Go” meals.

And then I thought…why not start an online community where we can all come together to share our thoughts and ideas (and recipes!!) about this? Because although my friends are quick to call me a know-it-all, I’m pretty sure that’s not the case! 😉

Please join me in endeavoring to get back to healthier and more enjoyable eating habits. Feel free to comment on my posts or email me a great recipe or idea that I can share with everyone. And maybe the delivery guy can take the night off.

I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Cynthia

cynthia@cynthiaeats.com

Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

Lemon herb chicken burgers are a delicious blend of lemon and herbs topped with thousand island dressing. It’s a meal you can really wrap your hands around!

Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns

Instructions
 

  • Mix the first 7 ingredients (chicken through salt/pepper) in a bowl until thoroughly incorporated.  Shape into 4 patties. Cook in pan preheated pan 5-7 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165℉.  Top each patty with 1 slice of swiss cheese, 1 tablespoon Thousand Island, tomato and lettuce. Serve on a whole-wheat bun.
  • Hack:  Place burgers on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer until frozen.  Put individually into sealable sandwich bags and then into a sealable freezer bag or freezer container.  The rolls can also be frozen in the same manner.
  • Hack:  To extend the shelf life of romaine, separate leave and wash.  Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels.  Place lettuce leaves in a sealable plastic bag or container with paper towels between each layer to absorb moisture.  Replace paper towels if they become soggy.
Keyword barbecue, burger, chicken burger, cookout, picnic food, sandwich

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

A simple blend of basic ingredients makes it easy to create your own homemade thousand island salad dressing!  It’s also great on lemon herb chicken burgers!

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Homemade Thousand Island Salad Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tsp finely diced onion
  • ¼  tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • tsp salt
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. Taste and add additional salt if desired. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld. Serve.
  • Hack:  Try this dressing on Lemon Herb Chicken Burgers!
Keyword condiments, salad, salad dressing, Thousand island dressing