Toasted Yogurt Cumin Dip Recipe

Looking for an easy Toasted Yogurt Cumin Dip recipe? Learn how to make Toasted Yogurt Cumin Dip using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by primal_wg

Makes 4 servings



From About.com Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 00 minute Ground cumin and cayenne turn plain yogurt into an easy and delectable dip. Toasting whole cumin seeds and grinding them yourself make the dip extra special, but store-bought ground cumin works just fine too. The optional sour cream smooths out the dip and gives it a less "yogurty" flavor for a more traditional "dip" taste and is completely optional. This tasty dip is perfect for crudites (raw vegetables) of all sorts - carrots, fennel, celery, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli. Makes 1 cup Toasted Cumin Yogurt Dip.

Recipe Ingredients for Toasted Yogurt Cumin Dip

1 tsp. cumin seeds OR 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 clove garlic, small (optional)
1 cup yogurt (thick, strained, or Greek-style)
2 tbsp. sour cream (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
1/8 tsp. cayenne, plus more to taste

Recipe Directions for Toasted Yogurt Cumin Dip

  1. Heat a small frying pan over high heat. Once hot, add cumin seeds and cook, shaking pan or stirring, until toasted and fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer toasted seeds to a small bowl or plate and let cool slightly.

  2. Meanwhile, mince or press garlic clove.

  3. Put yogurt, sour cream (if using), garlic, ground cumin (if using instead of seeds), 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. cayenne in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.

  4. Grind toasted cumin seeds in a clean coffee grinder, mortar and pestle, or by mashing with the bottom of a small, heavy pan or mallet. Stir 1/2 tsp. into dip. Taste and adjust all seasonings to taste.

  5. Cover and chill to blend flavors for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

Categories

Appetizers, Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 69.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
55
Calories from Fat
21
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
194mg
8%
Potassium
166mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
5.1g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
3.6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 13% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin B12
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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