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When you grow up in a family of 3 sisters, someone or the other’s always on a diet! My #mummas tip: Add a generous glug of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a creamy almost mayo consistency without the calories!
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
|4 People||45 Minutes||5 Minutes|
- Yogurt – 400 gms or 1 Tub
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 30 ml
- Pepper – 1/2 tsp
- Garlic – 3 cloves, minced
- Salt – to taste
- Red chilli flakes (optional) – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Empty the tub of yogurt into a clean muslin cloth (or your husband’s handkerchief, you know, the one he can’t find) and tie the ends into a knot. Hang this from a dishrack, tap or any other convenient space where you can place a dish underneath to collect the watery part that will drip, and leave for a half hour or 45 minutes, until most of the liquid has drained. Remove, untie and place this hung yogurt into a mixing bowl.
Add the garlic, salt, fresh pepper and chilli flakes if using, and mix till just combined.
Then add the olive oil, a little at a time, and mix gently until the mixture achieves a creamy consistency. Sprinkle the coriander on top, adjust seasoning if required and chill until needed.
Serve this dip with freshly cut vegetables like cucumber, carrot sticks and celery, or creamcracker biscuits for a healthy, low cal snack!