The Big Game is coming up! Now, I'll be the first to say that I don't pay much attention to football. However, I do pay a whole lotta attention to football food. I am all about game day snacks. There is nothing better than a football game day spread. Finger food at its finest, if you ask me. I'm kind of a grazer, you know what I mean? I like to have a little bit of everything. Don't get me wrong, I love my usual stand-by recipes but sometimes you want a fresh take on the usual. Bring a little something new and fresh to the party.
So, when I was browsing some new dip ideas, I found Hidden Valley's Dip Genius. You really should go play around with it. You can choose dips based on a country, on a mood, on an event (like the big game!) and even scroll through some of the most popular Hidden Valley Ranch dip recipes. So, I decided to go with Greece as my chosen country. I have always wanted to travel there so it was an easy pick. Then Dip Genius asked what kind of flavor profile sounded good: Crunchy, Melty, Fresh, Hearty or Hot? I chose fresh and this is the dip that came up. It is definitely Greek inspired since it is very similar to tzaziki sauce. Made with Greek yogurt, Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips Mix, cucumbers and fresh herbs with just a bit of lemon to brighten the flavors.
I gotta say, this was one of the best dips I've made in a while. It is creamy and tangy and goes really well with crunchy, salty tortilla chips or fresh veggies. You could even add a tad bit of fresh garlic to it for an extra punch of flavor. And with these new Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips, you get all of the flavor but without all the fat.
1 packet Hidden Valley® Greek Yogurt Dips Mix
1½ cups nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
¾ cup cucumber, finely diced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup minced parsley
2 tablespoons minced chives
Mix contents of dips packet with yogurt.
Squeeze spinach to remove as much liquid as possible. I just grab it by the handful and squeeze it over the sink. Add to yogurt mixture.Stir in cucumbers, lemon juice, parsley, and chives. Stir well to combine.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour to thicken. It gets better the longer it sits so it's perfect to make a day ahead of time. Serve with tortilla chips and fresh veggies!