Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip (And Making an Easy, Frugal Veggie Platter)

| November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

Greek yogurt in a dip? Um … That’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. While lots of people have fallen in love with tangy Greek yogurt, I haven’t. It’s just not something I enjoy.

Still, when I was a to review this new veggie dip from T. Marzetti Company, makers of those jars of salad dressing found near the lettuce at the grocery store, I was intrigued. The company happens to make my husband’s favorite blue cheese dressing and the Otria Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip sounded like something I might actually enjoy, so I said yes. Honestly, since I always tell my kids that they can’t judge a food until they’ve tried it, I had to give it a shot.

Ok. Tell me that doesn’t look good. It’s practically begging me to go get more from the fridge.

What’s that I said about not being a big fan of Greek yogurt? Well, this is totally different. I was definitely apprehensive about trying the dip knowing that Greek yogurt generally isn’t my thing. So, I gave it the best shot I could by serving it at a recent party so that I could get many perspectives. I’m glad I did — I liked it, and our guests really loved it. The consensus was that it was a perfect addition to the appetizer table.

But what’s it really like?

Otria Greek Yogurt Spinach Artichoke Dip is many things: creamy, flavorful, packed with spinach and artichokes and a little tangy.  It has a lush, velvety texture with subtle bits of spinach and artichoke mixed in. It’s like the cooler, hipper cousin of the ubiquitous ranch dip often served with veggie platters. And when it came to dipping, it was perfect for it.

The combination of a good flavor with a hint of tang and the great texture really made it a hit for my guests and me too. Clearly, that’s saying something since I am not a Greek yogurt fan.

But be warned: don’t confuse this with hot spinach artichoke dip — It’s nothing like that. In fact, it couldn’t be more unlike it. Still, it’s great, easy and perfect for using on an easy veggie platter at your next party – holiday or not. You won’t be disappointed.

How to Make an Easy, Frugal Veggie Platter

  1. Buy a Selection of Veggies – Cucumbers, all colors of bell peppers, sugar snap peas, celery and lightly blanched broccoli are all good choices. If you are really pressed for time, cook for precut veggies–but they will come at a premium.
  2. Cut ‘em Up – Do this ahead of time. Cucumbers should be peeled and sliced. Peppers should be cored and cut into slices. Then, all you have to do is arrange the veggies on a plate around a dip.
  3. Place a Premade Dip in the Center – There are a lot of great premade dips available from hummus to blue cheese. Choose one your family will enjoy and set that in the center of the platter.

All told, this takes under 10 minutes — even if you are cutting the veggies the day of the event (less time if you already cut them).

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Sarah Walker Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Kate says:

    Since I use Greek yogurt for most of my dips anyway this sounds perfect1

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