While I usually enjoy fruit by itself, once in a while, I want to elevate it. Dipping it in Greek yogurt often does the trick. It’s thick and creamy and doesn’t taste sour like regular yogurt.
This time, I took a few steps further and created a yogurt dip. Along with the thick, creamy Greek yogurt, you get hints of vanilla, orange, and sweet maple syrup. For some extra fiber, heart-healthy fats, and nutty goodness, I threw in some sliced almonds.
This recipe uses strawberries, grapes, and mandarin oranges to serve with the dip, but feel free to change it up with whatever you like or have around the house. If you have leftovers, convert it into a parfait the next day!
Orange and Cream Yogurt Fruit Dip
- 1 cup Greek yogurt plain, nonfat
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- ⅛ tsp orange zest
- 1 Tbsp sliced or chopped almonds
- 1/2 cup mandarin oranges rinsed and peeled
- 1/2 cup grapes rinsed and destemmed
- 1/2 cup strawberries rinsed and halved
- Take a mandarin orange and, with a zester, microplane, or fine grater, zest the peel of the orange until it produces 1/8 tsp of zest.
- Slice the orange in half and juice it until you have 1/2 tsp juice.
- In a bowl, combine the yogurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup, orange juice, and orange zest.
- Top with almonds.
- Serve with mandarin oranges, grapes, and strawberries.