4/25/11

Have you ever tried beet chips? Delicious. Plus, Yogurt Dip.

Last week my friend Cindy brought me a bag of beet chips from Philadelphia. I LOVE beets in any form: raw, roasted, sauteed, in soups, salads, or just eaten with a fork and a smear of goat cheese.

I had full intentions of just snacking on these beet chips at my desk. But Cindy had other plans: she wanted me to take photos of the chips and do something with them ;) Fine! I was happy to oblige.


Check out the super cute owl bowl: it's part of the owl measuring cup set I received from my friend Mary for my bday.



I decided to make a Cucumber & Dill Yogurt Dip to go along with the chips. It's pretty healthy, simple to make, and a great reminder that Spring is really here!

Ingredients
32 ounce container of low fat plain yogurt, strained overnight
1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
2 garlic cloves, microplaned
1 small cucumber (I did not peel or seed it), diced
salt and pepper

Note: to strain the yogurt, I simply put it directly into a fine meshed sieve, and placed the sieve over a large Pyrex measuring cup. I put a plastic wrap directly on top of the yogurt (so that there will be no crust formed), and put the entire thing in the fridge. Check out how much liquid comes out!!! What you are left with is so much smoother and richer!


Directions
1. Put all ingredients into a bowl.


2. Mix. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.



The natural sugar in the beet chips goes really well with the acidity of the lemon and the bite of the garlic. The dill and cucumbers bring so much freshness to the dish.



The dip is also good on top of steamed or broiled salmon or with chicken.

13 comments:

Molly said...

This sounds divine. I actually whipped up some cucumber yogurt sauce last night for tonight's dinner. I've never done this before, but I added golden raisins, radishes and walnuts for a little something special. But beet chips? Oh wow!

Lauren (PB&G) said...

I've been wanting to try beet chips! Just waiting for the farmer's market to roll around to buy some really great fresh beets!

Looks great with dill dip!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I cannot wait to make this delicious dip!Love the bowl!

Megan said...

That dip sounds like the perfect pairing for the beet chips.

Charissa said...

Yogurt dip is brilliant...so healthy for kids and there's none of that gross MSG junk in there. Good job!

lesley lifting life said...

That looks amazing! And so pretty alongside the beet chips.

lisaiscooking said...

The cucumber dip sounds perfect for beet chips! Wish I could have that for a snack right now.

Esi said...

I need beet chips in my life ASAP

Cara said...

I've tried making beet chips but haven't had enough success yet to share it with the world. Hopefully soon!

sally said...

I've never heard of beet chips. They sound great! Especially with that dip!

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said...

Oh wow, this is a snack I could do some real damage on!

nicole said...

the dip looks like the perfect consistency and the owl bowl was a perfect prop for the deep purple beet chips. I've never had beet chips and have maybe had beets once in a salad. I've had golden beets once before too.

Anonymous said...

This was very good. I used as a sauce for some Greek pitas and then at it plain as part of my of my lunch.