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One of my favorite ways to maintain my healthy eating habit is to always have cut up vegetables in my refrigerator so I don’t attack my kids’ starchy carb-loaded snacks in the cabinet if I’m really hungry.
One of the easiest ways I’ve found to dress up my veggies is to create a savory yogurt-based dip — this za’atar dip is my favorite. You can add any spices you like, but my go-to is the delicious and compliant za’atar spice blend that is famous in the Middle East and dates back to Ancient Egypt.
You can purchase za’atar in any dedicated spice shop, and many supermarkets now carry it, too. You can also make your own za’atar if you get excited about this amazing spice mix or want to tweak it to your own liking. Here is a good basic za’atar recipe you can start with. In the meantime, though, give this za’atar dip recipe a try to see if this savory, hearty flavor is up your alley.
One of the easiest ways I've found to dress up my veggies is to create a savory yogurt-based dip — this za'atar dip is my favorite.
- Carrots, celery, bell pepper, or other crunchy vegetables chopped for dipping
- 3/4 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 2 Tbs za'atar spice mix
Simply stir the za'atar into the yogurt.
Serve with the prepared vegetables. If you're serving for friends, make sure to pick a colorful (and, therefore, nutritious) variety.