Walnut-Feta Yogurt Dip

Yogurt cheese brings a hearty texture to this dip recipe when combined with walnuts, dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and oregano. It makes a great low-calorie and low-fat snack.

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Makes:
16 servings
Serving Size:
2 tablespoons
Yields:
2 cups
Prep:
25 mins
Chill:
25 hrs
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Walnut-Feta Yogurt Dip

Ingredients
4
cups plain low-fat or fat-free yogurt*
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz.)
1/3
cup chopped walnuts or pine nuts
2
tablespoons snipped dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
2
teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
Walnut halves (optional)
 
Assorted vegetable dippers

Directions

  1. To prepare yogurt for the dip, line a strainer or small colander with three layers of 100% cotton cheesecloth or a clean paper coffee filter and suspend lined strainer over a bowl. Spoon in yogurt. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 24 hours, up to 48 hours. Remove from refrigerator; discard liquid in bowl.
  2. Transfer yogurt cheese to medium bowl. Stir in feta cheese, nuts, tomatoes, oregano, salt, and pepper. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. To serve, top with walnut halves. Serve with vegetable dippers. Makes 2 cups (sixteen 2-Tbsp. servings).

From the Test Kitchen

*

Use yogurt that contains no gums, gelatin, or fillers, which may prevent curd and whey from separating.

Nutrition Facts

(Walnut-Feta Yogurt Dip)
    Per serving:
  • 68 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 8 mg chol.,
  • 140 mg sodium,
  • 5 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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