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This creamy Greek yogurt chive dip is a healthy appetizer for any occasion: serve with colorful veggies, chips or pretzels.

Chive dip

The Olympics are hugely nostalgic for Alex and me. We love the spectacle of them, the tribulation-to-triumph stories, the crazy opening ceremonies, and the silly dramas. A particular limping gymnast moment of 1996 is seared in my memory like it was part of my own childhood. And what girl in the 90’s didn’t want to be a star gymnast?

Each time the Games roll around is a new excuse to be carried away by the mania, and Alex and I are always game. As adults we’ve taken to hosting opening ceremonies parties. And that’s what’s the inspiration behind this chive dip recipe! Now, you can serve it anytime. But we’ve got a fun twist that makes it perfect for special occasions, too. Here’s what to know about how to make this tasty dip!


Ingredients for chive dip

This chive dip is so easy to make: starring that beautiful onion-y fresh herb! This is the best dip to make when you have lots of fresh chives on hand in the summer. Of course, they’re available at the grocery year round so you can make this anytime! Here’s what you need to make this tasty chive dip:

  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Full fat Greek yogurt
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

All you have to do is mince the garlic and thinly slice the chives, then mix it all together. It’s full of big flavor and comes together in just 5 minutes.

Greek yogurt chive dip

Serving this Greek yogurt chive dip

This year, we took on a challenge to develop an Olympics-themed recipe that’s wholesome but still playful and celebratory. The result was this yogurt chive dip with rings of veggies, which is not only fun to look at but darn tasty. The hardest ring to recreate was the blue one (because what vegetables are blue?).

We went out on a limb with these purple potatoes, which when cooked have a blue-ish hue. Sliced thinly and seared on a grill pan, they were our favorite to dip into the creamy chive dip. We’re now more pumped than ever, and this recipe will definitely be making an appearance at an upcoming Opening Ceremonies bash.

Of course, you don’t have to serve it with a theme! Some some easy dippers for this chive dip are:

  • Carrots and celery sticks
  • Bell pepper strips
  • Pretzels
  • Potato chips
Chive dip

How about you — will you be gathering together around food together with friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Summer Games in Rio? Because it is about that more than medal counts: time with family and friends, following the very human stories and celebrating the important victories in our own lives, big or small.

More chives recipes

Looking for more to use up this beautiful green herb? Here are a few more chives recipes:

This chive dip recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Chive dip

Greek Yogurt Chive Dip

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This creamy Greek yogurt chive dip is a healthy appetizer for any occasion: serve with colorful veggies, chips or pretzels.


  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Thinly slice the chives. Grate or mince the garlic (we grated ours into the bowl using a microplane). In a medium bowl, combine Greek yogurt with chives, garlic, olive oil, black pepper, and kosher salt. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Chive Dip, Yogurt dipping sauce, Appetizer recipes

Looking for party appetizers?

Outside of this yogurt dipping sauce, here are a few of our favorite party appetizers:

Last updated: July 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. I love how playful and colorful this is! Since the games are in Brazil I’ll probably try to whip up something Brazilian to eat. I know we’ll be drinking caipirinhas.

  2. I love dip[s….You scared me for a minute! “Gold Metal’ keeps recalling flour and telling people not to eat raw (cookie in ice cream or dips…LOL…

  3. It’s so neat that your beautiful post is sponsored by Meijer! I love that store for its vast and varied selection of fresh produce. I grew up in a lovely town in Indiana near two Meijer locations — what a dream! — and now live in an awful city (D.C.) hundreds of miles too far from the nearest one. I recently convinced my fiance to drive with me the 400-mile distance to Columbus so that I could get my Meijer fix. Ha!

    I love the colorful idea!

  4. I tend to like the Winter Olympics more than the Summer games, and I also think the Olympics are a bit of a waste of money in this day and age… BUT, this dip looks yummy (and I like the vegetable rings). I made your tzatziki yesterday (with lemon instead of vinegar though!) and it was great. I’m sure this one would be tasty too.