Turkish carrot yoghurt dip

{Weekend Herb Blogging – 5th year anniversary}

Turkish carrot yoghurt dip.

Weekend Herb Blogging turns 5 this week!

In case you don´t know, WHB is one of the longest blogging events. Created by Kalyn, it is the weekly event where participants can showcase their love for herbs, vegetables and flowers. I have learned so much from WHB, it is an event close to my heart. On this occasion, Haalo from Cook almost anything at least once, the one who is in charge of WHB, is planning something special. Take a look at her announcement and join the fun if you can.

I wasn´t sure what to prepare for this week WHB. Then, I decided on something simple and keep cooking to the minimum. No fancy ingredients, just the usual stuff from your fridge – carrot.

I´m talking about the delicious Turkish Carrot Dip, which has recently won my heart over and ranked number 2 in my top favourite dip. Baba Ganoush is still number one, but this is much easier to prepare. No broiling, no special equipment needed. Just a few minutes, then it is done. Paired with some fresh bread and vegetable sticks, it is just perfect for a light snack. Of course, it pairs wonderfully with meat and fish, especially if grilled/BBQ.

And yes, I do notice that yoghurt makes a very regular appearance on this blog recently. It´s about time! I love all thing yoghurt, and have substituted it for cream in most dishes. Such a versatile ingredient it is.

Turkish carrot yoghurt dip.

Turkish carrot yoghurt dip

Depending on how thick and sour your yoghurt is, adjust or do not use lemon juice at all. Some places put mayo in the dip, which I think is unnecessary. Keep it simple and use premium quality yoghurt, the dip will taste wonderful.

{Printable recipe}


4 medium sized carrot, peeled and finely grated
1 tbp olive oil
1 tsp salt and a bit more
1 cup natural yoghurt
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
A gentle squeeze of lemon juice
A sprinkling of sumac, paprika or garnish with parsley or dried mint, your choice

In a large skillet, cook the carrot with the oil and some salt until just cooked through. Set aside to cool down a bit.

Mix the carrot with the yoghurt, garlic. Taste for salt and add lemon juice if needed.

Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle sumac, paprika or garnish with parsley or dried mint, your choice.

Serve with bread, veg stick or accompany meat or fish dishes.

Turkish carrot yoghurt dip.

50 Responses to Turkish carrot yoghurt dip

  1. MeetaK says:

    This looks and sounds so refreshing and just the perfect kind of dip to serve when friends are around for game night :o) really love the idea!

  2. diva says:

    I love my yoghurts, especially the nice natural thick types! This looks like a dip just for me..how lovely! :) and i spy a yoghurt panna cotta recipe just before this post. zipping over now. x

  3. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I love yoghurt too. The dip looks so fresh and delicious!

  4. Ana Powell says:

    That sounds like the right dip for me too.

  5. maameemoomoo says:

    Would love to try this, Anh!

  6. Johanna GGG says:

    I love yoghurt too – much prefer it to cream because it has so much more flavour – and I always love the idea of carrots in dip – lovely photos – I love your presentation of the bread especially

  7. La Table De Nana says:

    First of all the photos made me love the recipe before I read it:)Sounds so good!

  8. Faith says:

    What a beautiful dip, Anh! I love the gorgeous color from the carrot!

  9. Little Corner of Mine says:

    That is one healthy dip for sure!

  10. OohLookBel says:

    I also love yoghurt, and the carrot imparts such a lovely pastel colour to it in this dip. Looks beautiful!

  11. penny aka jeroxie says:

    Great dip idea. I do have a soft spot for carrots.

  12. LimeCake says:

    i really like your presentation. love yoghurt! this looks delicious!

  13. Irina@PastryPal says:

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog, because now I found yours. Your photography is absolutely amazing!

  14. Hannah says:

    Oh, brilliant! I remember my mum used to make a carrot dip with canned carrots… might I suggest that this version of yours will be far tastier? 😉

  15. Sanjeeta kk says:

    I love yogurt and this dip calls for try soon.

  16. Monet says:

    So simple and yet so good! These are the recipes I adore. Thank you for sharing it, and thanks for sharing the information about WHB…I'm eager to check it out!

  17. Tracie~MyPetiteMaison says:

    Looks amazing, I shall have to give it a try over the weekend. Love mint, lots of mint! Good to find you… off to look around.

  18. make my day says:

    we're really coming into 'dip' weather. sounds silly but the warmer the weather gets… the more i find myself entertaining on the deck and dips are always a big part of that. this carrot dips sounds intriguing – i don't think i've ever had carrot dip before so I have to give it a burl! cheers kari

  19. Trissa says:

    This certainly looks like an amazing dip Ahn. Ii can imagine it would be perfect for the hotter days ahead of us.

  20. WizzyTheStick says:

    Carrots are such a versatile ingredient aren't they? Lovely dip.

  21. Christine@Christine's Recipes says:

    The name of the recipe, Turkish carrot yoghurt, is quite attractive to me. Looks like a kind of dip for appetizers. Love it.

  22. Ananda says:

    Gorgeous picture and and refreshing dip :)

  23. "All things French" says:

    This dip looks so nice ~ i love the flavour of mint.

  24. tigerfish says:

    I'll skip the mayo! and your carrot yoghurt dip is healthy and delicious for sure.

  25. Barbara says:

    Happy 5th!

  26. blepharisma says:

    Good to hear this is tasty! I have almost the same recipe in my Turkish cookbook… I love how they use yogurt in so many dishes. :)

  27. john@heneedsfood says:

    I just watched this on a Food Safari re-run. Such a simple and delicious dip!

  28. Jo says:

    The dip looks so delicious. Definitely a must with some turkish bread or pitas.

  29. shaz says:

    Yum, thanks for sharing this. I love dips and always on the lookout for healthy ones. And I love yoghurt too, so a perfect match.

  30. Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! says:

    Mmm looks good Anh! =) I've never really though of making carrots into dip but might have to give this a go

  31. elpi says:

    dip goodness. . look so inviting! I never thought that carrots will go this far lol perfect

  32. My Little Expat Kitchen says:

    What a refreshing dip! Looks fantastic and I love the addition of sumac.It's lemony taste must be brilliant in the dip.

  33. Susan: My Food Obsession says:

    Oooooh, I love a good dip and this one looks fabulous!

  34. Hannah says:

    I've never made a yogurt-based dip like this before, but the idea is highly enticing… Your photos are so lovely, the dip just seems to sparkle. And with coconut and soy yogurt to choose from, very easy to make vegan-friendly!

  35. An Open Book says:

    carrot and yoghurt..what a combo..its on my menu for the next party:)

  36. Linda says:

    Love your blog Anh! Thank you for stopping by to visit me!

  37. Keira says:

    Great looking dish! Make me hungry!

  38. Kris Ngoei says:

    Happy 5th WHB anniversary! I have seen you are very excited about this. Went over to check and there are great things happening which I would join this week.. a post to WHB that is..

  39. foodwandering says:

    Just watched last night an Iron Chef episode with carrots being the secret ingredient. This Turkish Yogurt Carrot Dip would have fit beautifully! Shulie

  40. Marysol says:

    I didn't think it was possible for a dip with healthy ingredients to look this delicious.

  41. redmenace says:

    I love a good dip and what could be better than these gorgeous earthy flavors??!

  42. janet says:

    I love Turkish cuisine, especially their mezzes. I am always amazed at so few ingredients make delicious meals. I can't wait to try this. :)

  43. Dimah says:

    That looks creamy and so delicious!

  44. brii says:

    this sounds really good!!

  45. Simona says:

    I love your photos! This is a very nice dip. I wish I could taste some now.

  46. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets says:

    Sounds delicious, Anh! I love yogurt dips.

  47. Shivani says:

    wow nice photography, and recipe too

  48. Claudia says:

    This looks like the perfect quick dip, and so fresh and healthy too.

  49. Soma says:

    I LOVE all the photographs here; the rolled up bread the dip everything.

  50. Vegan Magic says:

    I found your blog through Tasteologie. This dip looks so delicious, I've got to make it sometime. Great recipe!

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