Thursday, September 22, 2011


It might not sound that exciting but this dish is a real crowd pleaser!  I discovered this dip when I worked at a Los Angeles restaurant called Axe a few years back (PS - if you are in LA or visiting any time soon you should definitely eat at Axe, it is incredible!).  This dip has been a favorite snack of mine ever since and everyone I have ever made it for absolutely loves it.  Plus, it is so simple to make and it's full of calcium; it's a win/win!  Check it out...

  • 1 24 oz container of plain yogurt (I prefer to get Greek or European style yogurt)
  • 1 large shallot

Place a colander inside a large bowl.  Line the colander with a paper towel.  Scoop the yogurt onto the paper towel and place the bowl in the refrigerator overnight, uncovered.  This process drains any excess liquid from the yogurt making it very thick.

Scoop the thick yogurt into a container and put aside.

Peel the shallot, chop very fine and add to the yogurt.  Mix.

That's it, your done!  Now you can spread the mix on crackers or bread, or just eat it plain.  Since it is nice and thick sometimes I will even spread it on a bagel instead of cream cheese.  Trust me, it's beyond delicious! 

Bad Joan


  1. such a great post and lovely blog dear :)

  2. joan ~ i'm making this as soon as possible! how easy and delicious does this sound?!!!! happy monday my friend!
    xx ~ ks

  3. This is such a clever, easy idea. I definitely want to experiment with savoury flavoured yogurt more.

  4. This looks super yummy for a afternoon snack.
    -andrea lynne rose