Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

by Shawnda on February 1, 2012

in Appetizers,Fruit,Lighter & Healthier

Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

I don’t think I’ve thrown a party in the last 5 years without a pile of fresh fruit, skewered or cut, and a bowl of yogurt dip along side. I do it partly because there’s usually a real need to balance out the menu with something a little lighter and healthier.

And partly because I could drink the stuff through a straw. If you’re looking for a figure- or Weight Watcher-friendly dip for a certain upcoming football game in which the teams are quarterbacked by Tool 1 and Tool 2, this is your guy. (No, I’m not bitter at all.)

Unlike most dips, this one won’t negate all the goodness of your healthy dippers. Unless you’re dipper is potato chips and had no real goodness other than salty crunchiness to begin with… but you have to try it once :) The sweetness from the honey balances the tangy Greek yogurt and the cinnamon and orange liqueur add another layer of flavor to this super easy-to-stir-together party favorite.

Start on the low end of the honey and then add what you need to get a nicely balanced dip – I can eat Fage straight from the container so I can get away with using half the honey that the original recipe calls for.

Yogurt Dip

A light and tangy dip perfect for dipping fresh fruit.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp orange liqueur
  • 1/4-1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Stir together the yogurt, cinnamon, and orange liqueur.
  2. Drizzle the honey over top and stir well to mix.
  3. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if desired.
  4. Serve cold with cut fruit. Leftovers will keep a few days, stored covered in the fridge.

Notes

Yields: 10-12 servings

Adapted from Bon Appetit

Estimated time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Information
Calories: 62.1 | Fat: 0g | Fiber 0g | Protein 4.6g | Carbs 9.9g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 2

If you increase the honey to the original 1/2 cup, you’ll get ~12-1/4 cup servings at 3 points each.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ann P. February 1, 2012 at 1:54 am

YES!! This is so refreshing amongst all the beer/cheese dip/beefy superbowl foods that we’re thinking about these days! It sounds amazing! What orange liqueur would you recommend–triple sec, grand marnier?

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2 foodiebride February 1, 2012 at 8:01 am

I use Paula’s Texas Orange now because that’s what we use for margaritas. I used to swear by Grand Marnier but it was too expensive for the volume that we go through :)

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3 Katrina February 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

Love this idea! Such a healthy alternative to other dips.

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4 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef February 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

delicious! how many skewers do you plan per person?

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5 Erin February 1, 2012 at 11:14 am

Love fruit skewers! I want to dip them in that sauce right now

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6 Jaclyn February 1, 2012 at 11:16 am

This looks awesome, I love Greek yogurt and will definitely be trying this recipe.
And I totally agree with you about Tool 1 and Tool 2.

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7 Kristy February 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I suppose I’ll have to break down and finally try Greek yogurt. These look beautiful/delicious!

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8 Sarah February 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I had already planned on fruit and fruit dip for the big game, but your version looks healthier than mine does…(but still sounds fabulous!)

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9 Living The Sweet Life February 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I normally have a fruit tray out for guest to sample, and I’ve done fruit skewers too but never yougurt dip… I’ll have to change that – your dip sounds delicious lol you’re right – - good enough to drink through a straw ;)

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10 Joanne February 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

What if I just…ate a bowl of this for dinner. With strawberries. That would make me SO happy.

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11 Stephanie February 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm

“quarterbacked by Tool 1 and Tool 2″ I am so in agreement with this statement!!

This sounds very yummy. I am assuming that I could substitute orange flavouring for the liqueur to make it child friendly?

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