A few years ago my friend Christa introduced me to the Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip at Trader Joe’s. I was instantly obsessed.
This creamy dip was perfect with crunchy raw veggies, crackers, pita and even spread on wraps and sandwiches. It’s kind of like a grown up version of ranch, but with more flavor and tanginess.
But since the Trader Joe’s dip is not organic, I knew I eventually wanted to create my own organic version at home. (Since for me, buying organic dairy is a must).
So recently, when I spotted fresh cilantro and chives in my mom’s garden, I came up with the recipe below. Our whole family quickly gobbled up this dip with Late July chips (in the sweet potato and sea salt flavors) and fresh veggies. It was fabulous and easy enough to make a batch every week.
If you’re a Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chive Yogurt Dip fan – try this at home and you may never miss the store-bought stuff!
- 1 cup Stonyfield organic plain Greek yogurt
- 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 clove garlic, minced using a garlic press
- Zest from ½ a lemon
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Late July chips and fresh veggies for dipping
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, for maximum flavor.
- Store any leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Kristi RimkusJuly 21, 2015 at 11:57 am
I love the freshness of cilantro and think it’s so funny when my hubby thinks it tastes like soap. I’ll be making this for myself and enjoy not having to share! Pinned to make on the weekend. Thanks!
Amelia WinslowJuly 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm
Isn’t it so funny how the people who don’t like cilantro all think it tastes like soap? Must be some difference in tastebuds! I love it too 🙂
SummerNovember 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm
Cilantro tasting like soap is actually a genetic predisposition!
Amelia WinslowNovember 4, 2015 at 10:13 am
Wow! I’ve never looked into it – so interesting!
Rebecca @ Strength and SunshineJuly 22, 2015 at 11:26 am
Love cilantro and chives!
Alisa FlemingJuly 22, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Love the versatility of this and probably amazing with other herbs, too. We aren’t cilantro fans in our home (both the husband and I are on team “soap”), but we would love this with a mix of other herbs, or even lemongrass!
Amelia WinslowJuly 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Hahaha, Team Soap! It would be fabulous with parsley or basil, too.
Taylor @ Food Faith FitnessJuly 22, 2015 at 3:14 pm
Greek yogurt and cilantro are basically my favorite things EVER! So, I kinda just wanna face plant into this dip! Pinning!
Amelia WinslowJuly 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm
Thanks, Taylor! Let me know how you like it!
christaJuly 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Thanks for the shout-out! I still love this dip. You should invite me over to taste test yours!
Amelia WinslowJuly 23, 2015 at 2:32 pm
I’d love that!!
AllisonJuly 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm
Love Late July Sea Salt corn chips-can’t get enough! I usually make guacamole or salsa for them but since cilantro is also my thing I can’t wait to try your dip!!!
BenJuly 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Yum, makes a great alternative to sour cream and chive dip, and much healthier! Thanks.
Katie @ Mom to Mom NutritionJuly 27, 2015 at 7:51 am
Great recipe Amelia! I too am a fan of the TJ’s version. I put it on fish, chicken sandwiches, etc. But now I’ve got to try your homemade version!
Amelia WinslowJuly 28, 2015 at 10:42 am
We had it on fish tacos the other night – so good! I hope you like it, Katie!
LaurenJuly 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm
Hello! Do you have to add the mayonnaise? I noticed on the Trader Joe’s version there isn’t any. Thank you!
Amelia WinslowJuly 21, 2016 at 3:21 pm
The mayo adds a creamy, rich mouthfeel and a little salt. But you could do all yogurt if you prefer more of a tang!
guiliahootSeptember 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm
I know this is an older recipe… but thank you so much! It tastes just like it! Wow!
L'woodMay 17, 2018 at 7:11 am
Funny enough I’ve done almost the exact same recipe, sans the Lemon zest, which now I’m going to have to try!! I add a sprinkle of Cayenne and use Penzey’s California Pepper, a great addition. Thanks for the Lemon tip!!
Amelia WinslowMay 22, 2018 at 2:11 pm
Your version with cayenne and pepper sounds delicious too! Thanks for sharing.