Sunset Style Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Today I’m participating in the Triscuit Summer Snackoff, presented by Martha Stewart, and sharing my delicious recipe, Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries.

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Summer is here, which means it’s time to be outdoors, to lounge around the pool, or to host a casual patio or backyard get-together. You already know one of my passions in life is to “dine it forward,” by inviting friends and family over for a light summer soiree. And right now, during the hottest days of summer, my husband and I love to entertain “sunset style.”

Sunset style.

Sunset style means that friends come over toward the cool of the evening, taking a dip in the pool, if only their feet. We offer drinks and a light snack, guests often bring a light snack or a bottle of wine, and we feast on life, reflecting on the day, talking about things that matter, and taking in the sunset.

Since my “sunset style” mantra is to “keep it casual and serve it fresh,” I’m here to share with you details of how you can participate in the Triscuit Summer Snackoff presented by Martha Stewart, made with Martha’s selected seasonal ingredient, mixed berries.

Sunset style summer entertaining is perfect for serving an assortment of simple but superb bite-sized recipes. We can forget about the full-sized meal, and snack on hearty, healthy appetizers.

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Stock the fridge.

My inspiration for this recipe today came from what I already had stocked in my fridge (yogurt), what we had in the garden (fresh berries), and what we had in our pantry (caramel sauce). Layering these ingredients with a cup of warm caramel sauce drizzled on top, and topped with a finishing salt, was exactly what I was looking to serve for a sunset style appetizer. The flavors were even more intense when spooned onto a salty Triscuit cracker. The tantalizing flavors were dancing around on my taste buds. Oh, my!

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Get out of the rut.

Okay, friends. It’s time to get out of a rut with the same old party dips for summer entertaining, relying on the same recipes out of habit, and to try something new! Summer is the time to freshen up our cooking styles and expand our appetizer repertoire to include snacks that are a little out of the box. Which is why I love Triscuit crackers in a box! You open the package and they are so crisp and fresh, ready to toss on a tray with a delightful dip.

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Enter to meet Martha.

Here’s more about the Triscuit Summer Snackoff.

Triscuit Summer Snackoff: Consumers are challenged to use Martha Stewart’s select seasonal ingredient, paired with a Triscuit, to make a delicious snack. Consumers share photos of their creations on TriscuitSummerSnackoff.com, to be entered for a chance to win a trip to New York City to meet Martha Stewart (as well as lots of other cool prizes!). Consumers can learn about the bi-weekly challenges and ingredients at TriscuitSummerSnackoff.com.

Sunset style evening.

A few nights ago, sharing a sunset style evening with our friends—hearts filled with gratitude for the many gifts in life, such as health, friends, provision, our kids, the beauty around us (the sunset!)—it was a reminder of how food is the conduit for bringing us together, good for our bodies and good for our souls.

When’s the last time you had a sunset-style evening with family or friends? What easy snack did you serve?

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries

Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip With Mixed Berries Served with Triscuit Crackers

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Fresh and light, sweet and savory when served with Triscuit Crackers. Make ahead by preparing the yogurt and berries. Have the caramel sauce measured, and pop in the microwave just before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 4 cups mixed berries (such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries)
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • 1 box Triscuit crackers
  • Sea salt or finishing salt

Directions:

  1. Wash and prepare fresh berries and set aside.
  2. Spoon the yogurt into the bottom of a 9x13 pan, baking dish, or individual small dishes or ramekins.
  3. Layer the berries on top of the yogurt.
  4. Heat the caramel sauce on low in the microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Pour the sauce over the berry mixture right before you are ready to serve.
  6. Sprinkle with a flaky sea salt or a finishing salt.

This post is sponsored by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

   

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3 Responses to “Sunset Style Salted Caramel Yogurt Dip with Mixed Berries”

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    Sarah — July 10, 2014 @ 6:25 am

    I am seriously drooling at my desk! That looks delicious!!!! :)

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — July 11, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    This little dish has me intrigued to try its flavors together. Beautiful, perfect for a sunset gathering with friends!

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    Shaina — July 11, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    These are simple and gorgeous. I love the salty sweet combination and the crunch.

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