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Regarding the yogurt... I usually use full-fat plain yogurt in recipes. P-do's suggestion for straining the yogurt is a good one, especially if you're using lowfat or nonfat plain yogurt (full fat holds together better). To strain yogurt, put cheesecloth or a paper coffee filter in the bottom of a strainer and pour in the yogurt - you can let it strain for a couple of hours to thicken it up, or overnight (in the fridge) to make thick "yogurt cheese." :) (Alternately, you could substitute sour cream for the yogurt, if you like.)

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Julesong December 07, 2002

The dip was delicious and refreshing, but the yogurt became runny shortly after the dip was taken out of the refrigerator. Perhaps straining the yogurt before preparing the dish would help?

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P-do November 30, 2002

This dip was so good and was polished off at a dinner at my Mom's house last week. I served it with pita chips....yum! I used the good greek yogurt, and did strain it well and it still had a little liquid at the bottom, so make sure you strain it.

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MelsyCooks July 19, 2008

this was a big hit with my family...espcially my father, who has some middle-easern blood. ABSOLUTELY STRAIN THE YOGURT. When you print out a recipe, comments don't print out with it, so I forgot. Maybe you could amend the recipe?

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Lightly Toasted July 20, 2003

This was a hit at the party I took it to. I definitely will strain the yogurt next time, as it did become a bit watery, but it still tasted delicious!

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Marmish May 25, 2003

This was the BEST dip I have ever made! I have made it a couple of times now, and since I use the Dannon plain, non-fat yogurt, I let it strain in the refrigerator overnight as was suggested. I didn't do this the first time, I only strained it for an hour or two, and believe me, it will get runny after a bit. The taste is not compromised at all, but you don't want runny dip, so don't skip this step. Like I said...awesome dip. I make this for every family function now. I use Archer Farms pita chips with it and they complement the dip nicely.

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ckarbousky December 27, 2010

I made this for DIL's baby shower, what a great dip! Everyone loved it and couldn't stop eating it. It looked beautiful on a platter, very elegent. I am making again for a New Years Eve party. Thanks for a great dip recipe.

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Aunt Lynnie December 29, 2008

We loved this and it was well received at a recent cookout we took it to. My only change was to leave out the avocado (didn't have any) and I mixed the cucumbers with the tomatoes. It was wonderful and I'd like to try it with the artichoke hearts, too. Thanks!

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Kevlarturtle July 08, 2007

This was good. I didnt have any olives, it was still good

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Sana January 03, 2007

I didn't even get to taste it the first time I made this. It was GONE. Served w/ Pita chips. Drained the yogurt in morning and used in evening. Dip stayed dry. This is such a nice alternative to the mexican flavor layer dip that I usually have. I had to fight to keep my husband out of it while we waited for our dinner guests.

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Kristianne May 08, 2006
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