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Yogurt Dip With Zahtar Pitas

Per Serving

Yogurt Dip With Zahtar Pitas

Makes: 2 cups dip
Serving Size: 1/3 cup dip plus 1/2 pita
Calories 120
Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Protein 9 g
Choices: Starch 0.5, Fat-free milk 0.5, Fat 1
  • Makes: 2 cups dip
  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup dip plus 1/2 pita
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 Tbsp. ground sumac
2 Tbsp. ground dried thyme
2 cups nonfat Greek-style yogurt
3 tsp. olive oil, divided
Fresh ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
3 small whole wheat pitas (about 1 oz. each)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. To prepare the zahtar, toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until seeds are lightly brown. Add in the sumac and dried thyme. Set aside.
  2. For the dip, mix together yogurt and 1 tsp. of the olive oil. Add about 2 Tbsp. of the zahtar, fresh ground black pepper to taste, the minced garlic, and lemon zest.
  3. Brush the remaining olive oil over the pitas. Sprinkle with about 1 tsp. of zahtar per pita. Store the remaining zahtar in an airtight container. Cut the pitas into wedges, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 to 15 minutes until crisp. Add a bowl of yogurt dip in the middle of a platter. Surround with the zahtar pita pieces.

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