Parmesan Herb Veggie Dip comes together in just 10 minutes and is so much better than store-bought! Yogurt-based, Parmesan cheese, and full of fresh herbs, it’s better-for-you snacking!
The farmer’s market vegetables looked so good this weekend, raw seemed like the best way to eat them. Making a quick vegetable dip is easier than you think. And, I love having a container of veggies and dip in the fridge as a healthy snack. It saves us from reaching for a bag of chips! It’s also a great side dish for grilling parties, it evens out the burgers and brats!
Vegetable dip is often made with some combination of mayonnaise and sour cream. This Parmesan Herb Veggie Dip uses plain yogurt instead of sour cream, which is always a great substitute. A bit healthier, and the tanginess of the yogurt is delicious in this dip. From there, flavor it with some kind of acid. I used fresh lemon juice, but red wine vinegar would also work. Fresh herbs really make the dip! I like any combination of parsley, basil or chives, but dried Italian seasoning will also work.
I love putting cheese in just about everything, and veggie dip is no exception! Freshly grated Parmesan adds a great layer of flavor, but feta or blue cheese will also give you great variations! In under 10 minutes, just add everything to a bowl and mix well. Serve with sliced veggies like carrot, bell pepper, cucumber, celery, cherry tomatoes. To make it more of a party platter, add some cheese slices, and salty snacks like chips, pretzels or crackers.
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Parmesan Herb Veggie Dip
- ½ c mayo
- ½ c plain yogurt
- ⅓ c Parmesan cheese, grated (could also use feta or blue cheese for a variation)
- a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 t)
- 2 T fresh herbs such as basil, parsley and chives (Or sub 1 t dried Italian Seasoning)
- ½ t kosher salt
- 8 grinds fresh black pepper
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well
- Serve with sliced veggies and chips or pretzels (optional)