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This garlicky yogurt dip with herb jam and toasted almonds is creamy and satisfying, without being weighed down with sour cream or mayonnaise. #greekyogurt #crudites #appetizer

Garlicky Yogurt Dip with Herb Jam and Toasted Almonds

This garlicky yogurt dip with herb jam and toasted almonds is the kind of appetizer that's both satisfying and not too rich (to the point where you no longer want dinner).
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dried California apricots
  • 2 T skin-on almonds
  • 6 oz mixed tender greens and herbs about 10 cups, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil and crudités for serving

Instructions

  1. Place the apricots in a small bowl and add hot water to cover. Let stand until soft, then finely chop the apricots.
  2. Toast the almonds in a dry large skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until slightly darkened and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
  3. Over medium-low heat, heat some oil in the same skillet. Cook the greens, stirring often, until greens release most of their moisture and darken slightly, 5–7 minutes. Stir in the cumin and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds; season with salt. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Mix the yogurt, lemon zest and juice, and apricots in a medium bowl; season with salt. Swirl in the herb jam and top with almonds and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with crudités.

Recipe Notes

Adapted slightly from Andy Baraghani from Bon Appetit, December 2016.

You can use whatever kind of greens you want (ie chard, spinach, kale, tarragon/celery/mint/parsley/cilantro/oregano leaves). I did beet greens, basil and green onions here.

Serve with whatever you'd like! I used carrots, cucumbers, celery, tomatoes, toasted bread and bacon (the bacon was spur of the moment, but delicious).

Calorie count is solely for the dip.