Saturday, January 12, 2013

Roasted Shallot and Garlic Yogurt Dip

Remember when you were a kid and your parents had complete control over the remote?  Yeah.  That sucked.  When my super important cartoons were on, I was stuck watching football and NASCAR.  Left, left, left, fumble... whatever.  I even remember catching my Dad sleeping on the couch and thinking I was home free--- I would change the channel and then BAM... my Dad would ask, "what are you doing?"  When I would tell him he was asleep, I always got the same response.... "I was listening."  Someone please tell me... how can you be snoring, yet listening to the TV?  One good thing that came out of all this... I know my football.  I know what the calls mean, what the refs are saying, what the teams have to do to win.  It's kind of obnoxious.

This dip is perfect for those football days.  It is light, but packed with flavor.  The greek yogurt gives a nice bite, while the roasted shallots and garlic add the perfect amount of sweet.  Trade the chips for some celery or carrot sticks and you have the perfect healthy game munchie.  Who says we can't all enjoy football days??

Roasted Shallot and Garlic Yogurt Dip
Yield: 1 cup of dip
Total Time: 45 minutes

Inspired by Food Network Magazine September 2012

Ingredients
  • 6 large shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp chives, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Fold a piece of foil in half.  On one half, put the garlic pieces (unpeeled), a few rosemary leaves, and about a tsp of olive oil (I did not use a foil packet in the pictures above, and my garlic was a little too brown).  Fold the foil edges together, creating a packet. On a baking sheet, combine the shallots (unpeeled), rosemary leaves, and the rest of the oil.  Toss everything to coat.  Add the foil packet to the baking sheet.  Roast for 20 minutes.

The shallots and garlic should be very soft, but not brown.  Set them aside to cool.  Once they are cooled, peel.
Finley chop and mix into greek yogurt along with chives, salt, pepper, and paprika.  Taste and add more salt, if necessary.

(You can also use this as a baked potato topper instead of sour cream)!

Now, go get your munch on :-)

  


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12 comments:

  1. Haha!!! my dad used to do the same thing! I thought I was home free when he would fall asleep to "the game" and as soon as I turned the channel he would snore SO loud that he would wake himself up. In turn he would look over at me and make me turn the channel back. Yes, like your dad he was "listening."
    This dip sounds delicious!

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    1. The snore would get my dad too. How funny!

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  2. With all these delicious herbs and spices, this has to be good! I can't wait to try it. : )

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  3. Nice, I'm seeing this being a great dish for the upcoming playoff/superbowl. I love how it's made with greek yogurt instead of sour cream/cream cheese. Great substitution

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    1. It is perfect for football. In fact it has already been requested for this weekend! It would also be good as a baked potato topper.

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  4. LOL My husband does the "I was watching".
    Rosemary and garlic. Perfect.

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  5. Ohhhh back in the day when households had one TV and we had to share with our parents. My dad was obsessed with Star Trek, which really impeded my Full House re-run sessions. And now we are liberated, I tell you! Your dip looks fantastic - easily something I would munch on while watching TV or make when guests come over. Love that it's healthy with yogurt!!

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  6. French onion dip has always been one of my favorites, but this sounds even better--delicious! :D

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    1. After eating it I kept saying that it reminded me of french onion dip!

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  7. I love dips! This looks really yummy definitely going to save this recipe! Thanks for sharing :) mind checking out my blog?

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  8. I totally remember! This dip looks totally divine!

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  9. This sounds SOO good - and perfect for watching the Superbowl this weekend!

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