Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

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.

Other Notes:

  • 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.

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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.

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Comments

  1. actorsdiet says:

    these sound good! i do like greek yogurt so i’ll keep my eye out.

  2. I would love to try something like this though I haven’t seen it around.

    I tried making my own dill dip from greek yogurt..good but not great (not enough seasonings). And I’m always trying to find new dips that aren’t sour cream or cream cheese based. ick.

  3. Christina says:

    Hello…by any chance, was your photogenic niece at Yogurtland yesterday w/a group of people? I saw her, and I knew it was her, but I didn’t want to seem like a weirdo and tell them that I’m a fan of your blog lol. Anyways, still loving your blog, wish you’d post more often!!

    • Hi Christina,

      Thank you. I wish I can post more often too, it just takes time.

      Yes, my niece was at Yogurtland this weekend. I believe they went to the one by the mall. What a coincidence and what a small world that you saw her.

  4. These dips look so good! I have yet to see them in the stores though. I love that they are made with greek yogurt. 🙂

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