My first exposure to veggie dips was not until high school. I started attending friends parties where they served bite-sized vegetables and a big tub of ranch dressing. Back then, I thought “Wow, vegetables taste great with a thick and creamy dip”. I always served myself with more dipping sauce than vegetables. It’s not a surprise that we always ran out of the dip and had plenty of vegetable leftovers.
Fast forward to my adult years and I still love vegetables. Although, I’ve done away with dipping sauce all together because I actually prefer vegetables in its naked form for every day snacking.
Recently I had the opportunity to try a sample of Otria’s Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. I love greek yogurt. I eat it for my snacks, add it to my overnight oats, smoothies and soups. I also bake with it. I thought I’ve used greek yogurt in every possible way that I know how, but I was wrong. Greek yogurt for a veggie dip? Why didn’t I think of this substitution before.
It took me a long time to choose which flavor to try. Chipotle Cheese, Salsa Cilantro, Garden Herb Ranch, Cucumber Dill Feta and Spinach Artichoke? I wanted to try them all and have a dipping party
I finally decided on Garden Herb Ranch flavor after reading the ingredients closely. This flavor is a new spin on a classic flavor with an array of herbs including rosemary, thyme, basil and marjoram. I wanted to try something new (different herb combination) while sticking to a flavor I’m familiar with, ranch.
I scooped the veggie dip with my favorite veggie dippers (crunchy carrots) and it brought back memories of my love for veggie dips.
What I like about the product:
- Texture – it’s creamy and thick. Just what you would expect from greek yogurt.
- Ingredients – Greek yogurt is the main ingredient. It contains Omega 3 and fish oil. Ingredient list is not too long and nothing too crazy that I don’t recognize.
- Nutritional Value – 60 calories per serving (2 tablespoon). 2 grams of protein per serving.
- Strong Herb flavors - For me, I could taste the herb flavor more than the ranch flavor. I could taste the ranch at first but the herb flavor is definitely the one that lingered longer in my taste buds.
- Tangy Taste – There is a tangy taste in the dip. I am used to tangy and sweet flavors for my greek yogurt. The tangy and savory flavor is new for me, which is what this dip tasted like.
Overall, it’s a good product for snacks and for party appetizers. I will be using the rest of the dip for my lunch veggie wraps and I am already planning on using the dip to replace the cream cheese/mayo in my veggie bar recipe.
Do you like greek yogurt? Have you ever tried a savory greek yogurt flavor? What flavors are you interested in trying?
I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.