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Lemon, Garlic and Herb Yogurt

Lemon, Garlic and Herb Yogurt 8.000

Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post

Feb 5, 2017

Its versatility is just one reason why Post staffer Emily Codik loves this condiment, which she uses as a dip, a spread, a topping for grain bowls and a sauce for grilled chicken and fish.


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Tested size: 8 servings; makes about 2 cups

  • 1 3/4 cups plain nonfat Greek-style yogurt, preferably Fage brand
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill, plus more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, for garnish


Scoop the yogurt into a mixing bowl. Add the dill, garlic, lemon juice, oil and salt, stirring until thoroughly incorporated.

Transfer to a serving dish; garnish with the walnuts, more dill and a drizzle of oil.

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From Washington Post Going Out Guide/Weekend assistant editor Emily Codik.

Tested by Emily Codik.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 1/4-cup serving: 45

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 2g 3%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 95mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 2g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 2g

Protein: 5g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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