Spicy Cilantro-Yogurt Dip

This green dip is tangy and spicy and great with grilled flat bread or cut-up vegetables for dipping.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 1/2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish

3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 garlic clove

1 jalapeno pepper (seeds removed for less heat)

Juice 1 small lemon

1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)

For Serving: Grilled flatbread and/or cut-up vegetables


  1. Put the cilantro, cardamom, cumin, garlic, jalapeno and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl, stir in the yogurt and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Spoon the dip into a serving bowl and drizzle with the olive oil if using. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with grilled flatbread and/or cut-up vegetables for dipping.
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