A deliciously spicy condiment, harissa comes from North Africa. It can be served as a paste, but it’s also available as a powder. Since harissa features a lovely blend of hot chile peppers, cumin and other spices, it packs some serious bite, and it’s perfect when paired with veggies or meats like lamb and beef. Since it’s a condiment, it can be added to a wide range of other dishes, such as yogurt dips. Our recipe for spicy Greek yogurt dip is rich and flavorful. Since you’re mixing the harissa with Greek yogurt, you can easily control how spicy you want the dip to be. After trying the recipe, please share it with your family and friends on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Also check out our Greek Yogurt Substition Guide and all the great benefits you receive by eating Greek Yogurt.
If you need to make a dip quickly for an upcoming party, you’re in luck—this Greek yogurt dip recipe won’t take you very long to make. The ingredients are fairly straightforward. You’ll need three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, one to two tablespoons of harissa paste (you can pick up a jarred version at your local supermarket), Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt, chopped mint, lemon juice, and salt. When making the recipe, you’ll need to heat up some oil and garlic over medium-to-high heat. Then, once the garlic starts to brown, add the garlic to a bowl and mix in your harissa—add however much you want, depending on your preference for spicy dishes. Then add the yogurt, mint, salt, and lemon. You can serve the dip right away, or you can store the dip for later—it lasts for up to three days.
Did you enjoy the Greek yogurt dip recipe? If you’re interested in trying another recipe that features Greek yogurt, try our Tahini Greek yogurt sauce. We’re confident that you’ll love it. Cabot is a cooperative of 1,000 farm families. We produce some of the best cheeses and dairy products in the country. We understand how important it is to only serve the best to your family and friends at dinnertime. After trying our recipe, please rate and review it. We want to make sure that it’s up to our high standards. We can’t wait to hear from you!
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 to 2 tablespoons harissa paste, to taste
1½ cup Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt
3 tablespoons finely chopped mint
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
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HEAT oil and garlic in a small skillet over medium high heat, stirring often until the garlic is fragrant and just barely starting to brown, 1to 2 minutes.
POUR into a large heat-proof bowl and whisk in harissa. Whisk in yogurt, mint, lemon juice and salt.
SERVE immediately or refrigerate up to 3 days. Stir before serving.
Easy, delicious and pretty nutritious...Everyone loved it!