Diabetic Cooking

Yogurt Dip

Preparation time: 15 minutes.


  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed (or 1 tablespoon bottled garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber (about 5–6 inches long)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


Place the garlic in a bowl and stir in salt and vinegar, mixing well. Drain any liquid off the yogurt, then stir yogurt into the garlic mixture. Peel the cucumber, slice in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Finely dice the cucumber and stir into the yogurt mixture. Stir in oil. Refrigerate 2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Serve with Greek-style gyros.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups.

Serving size: 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 33 calories, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 120 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 nonstarchy vegetable.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.