Recipe Schmecipe: Cilantro-Yogurt Dip

This dip recipe is delightfully refreshing, simple, and it’s also incredibly healthy, especially when you’re looking for a respite between all those Christmas cookies. It also requires only three ingredients:


Plain yogurt or thick Greek yogurt (Plain yogurt can usually be found on sale for $2 or less).


Fresh cilantro (regularly $1 per bunch) and sea salt (Aurora Sea Salt is on sale at Sobeys for only $0.88).


In a blender or food processor, puree the cilantro. Add the yogurt and sea salt to the emerald green cilantro puree.


Thoroughly mix and serve alongside those Baked Potato Wedges.

Cilantro-Yogurt Dip

1cup cilantro* puree

2-2½ cups plain yogurt

½ tsp sea salt

Puree the cilantro in a blender or food processor and you could also put in a few tablespoons of your yogurt to the puree if it needs some help in breaking down. Take a cup of the puree and mix with the rest of the yogurt and salt. Enjoy the delicious green goodness!

*Note: The cilantro  can be substituted with other herbs of your preference such as mint, basil or parsley.

20 responses to “Recipe Schmecipe: Cilantro-Yogurt Dip”

  1. Heather says:

    Looks yummy, we eat dips like this with veggies and fruit. I would skip adding the salt though.

  2. donny68 says:

    That looks better than it tastes – cilantro is yucky

    • midnight says:

      Heather- I wouldn’t recommend eliminating the salt as it really needs it.

      Donny68- I personally love cilantro but feel free to substitute it with something else of your preference such as parsley or basil.

  3. hadathickwallet says:

    ooo just came back from grocery shopping with cilantro and pototoes, perrrfect timing!
    …now what to do with the fresh dill that i couldn’t resist buying..

  4. Alyssa says:

    I agree, Donny68!

  5. noor says:

    yumm, its a traditional asian dip,we often also add some time add or replace same quantity of mint leafs,and is very helpfull for in digestion. We always use it with pakoras, samosas, roll or with any spicy apetizer. can also add a tiny bit of green chilli pepper if some one like.

  6. ilovegratis says:

    I love Cilantro, thanks for the recipe. I will try it with quesadillas and sub the yogurt for sour cream.

  7. donny68 says:

    noor made it sound delicious

  8. MK says:

    I’m with Donny68 and Alyssa! I absolutely hate cilantro! It makes me literally gag everytime i eat it lol I’ve read that a large percentage of people actually can’t tolerate cilantro.

  9. Sniffasale says:

    This looks so delicious that I ran out and got the ingredients for it tonight. We were planning on having sweet potato wedges for dinner and I think this will be great with it. I also grabbed a lime and will try grating a little zest into it and squeezing in a bit of lime juice. I didn’t used to like cilantro that much, but it grew on me and now I love it. Thanks so much for the easy recipe idea!

  10. Catlady says:

    This is great also if you use a tsp or so of lime juice and can be made with no fat sour cream. you can add fresh garlic to taste or a bit of garlic powder (I use bulk barn). I also add a piece of jalapeno (based on taste). The membrane and seeds of the jalapeno has most of the heat so trim that if you want mild heat…

  11. Ange says:

    Sounds delicious! To make a thick yogurt you can dump a container of plain yogurt into a cheese cloth bag and let it drain for several hours or overnight. This releases the liquid and gives you a super creamy thick yogurt. Yummy! Thanks for sharing such a quick and easy recipe!

  12. SulkyBlonde says:

    Does anyone know if this is the recipe for the green chutmey made with cilantro I tried to make it with lemon juice and pepper and it didnt turn out well ?…..

  13. sfaraz says:

    you can also add mint and green chillies and pich of cumin powder . If you try finding it any indian grocerry stores they have powder for this chuttney just add with yougurt

  14. MAndy465 says:

    I don’t like cilantro, it’s genetic for some people to be repulsed by it but the recipie does sound good if you use the cilantro subs.

  15. Amy says:

    Honestly no offense to the people who like cilantro, but I think the best way to describe it is it tastes like soap (water).

    With the subs, especially basil, it should taste great. Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Cheryl says:

    My daughter hates cilantro, otherwise I would try the recipe.

  17. Gracie says:

    Has anyone actually tried this recipe? It looks good, but how does it taste?

  18. Zahra says:

    We add green chillis, cilantro, mint leaves, salt and after adding yoghurt to the puree I like to add a few drops of lemon and that how i like my chutney…yumm…

  19. bob says:

    This is punjabi indian


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