Product Review: Santa Barbara Bay Greek Yogurt Dips

TFAW are big fans of Greek yogurt and dips…and Greek yogurt in dips. We’re always substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream into our own recipes, since there are no premixed Greek yogurt dips. Until now.

Genius product idea. Why didn’t WE think of it? Santa Barbara Bay sent us a sampling of their new-to-the-East-C0ast range of dips — including Spinach; Roasted Red Pepper and Asiago Cheese (A-Tooch’s favorite); Zesty Ranch; and Cucumber Dill (Miss Yunks’ favorite). These diparoos have all the protein of regular Greek yogurt, minus some of the fat and plus the delicious flavor of your usual junk food dips.

Let the games begin. With all of these dips you know we had to come up with some creative ways to consume. A-Tooch added some dip on top of a cheese sandwich before grilling it in a pan. The Zesty Ranch was also the perfect pairing for these Buffalo Wing Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Wings. Then came the veggie pairings…oh so many.

Miss Yunks dove into the dips all at once, dipping baby carrots into each one.

The Cucmber Dill partnered well with carrots and pretzels and although we didn’t try this, it seems like a perfect sauce to mix with hot potatoes. With real cucumber chunks and visible dill, this dip would make a unique potato salad.

The Zesty Ranch tasted just as ranch dip should — it reminded me of the old Lipton dips I made with sour cream. The Roasted Red Pepper with Asiago and Spinach were thicker than your typical dip. They both taste rich with flavor and while they are a yummy topping for a chip or veggie slice, they’d also fancy up your every day sandwich or wrap.  I spread some spinach dip on a slice of toasted bread for a snack. Topping with tomato slices, some mozzarella and another slice of toast would complete the sandwich.

What are some unique uses you’ve found for dips or spreads?

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2 Comments

  1. Rose Marie Smith
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM | Permalink

    Can I freeze the seafood spread?

  2. A-Tooch
    Posted June 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM | Permalink

    Hi Rose Marie! Please contact the Santa Barbara Bay team: http://www.facebook.com/santabarbarabay

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