Herby Yogurt Dip


A zesty oil made with dried herbs dresses up Greek yogurt for a rich and satisfying dip.

Yogurt Dip With Herb Oil

Victor Protasio

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

All too often, dried herbs get pushed to the back of the spice cabinet, lingering without a chance to shine. That’s a shame, because when bloomed in hot oil and married with chopped fresh scallions and grated garlic they can become incredibly flavorful. In this easy dip, that aromatic herby oil is drizzled over Greek yogurt for a creamy dip that’s sure to delight guests. Serve with your favorite dippers, such as crunchy vegetables, pita chips, crusty bread, or even potato chips.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 3 tsp dried herbs (such as parsley, oregano, basil, and mint)

  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated on a Microplane (about 3/4 tsp.)

  • 5 scallions, finely chopped, divided

  • 2 cups plain whole-milk Greek-style yogurt

  • 1 tsp lemon zest

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • Crusty bread or warm pita and/or vegetables, for dipping


  1. Heat oil, dried herbs, and crushed red pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low, swirling pan often, until shimmering, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add garlic and 3/4 of the scallions (they will sizzle). Stir to combine. Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Transfer yogurt mixture to a serving dish. Top with oil mixture and remaining scallions. Serve with crusty bread or pita and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
19g Fat
16g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 452mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 183mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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