Healthier Spinach-Cheese Dip

toasted bread dipped into spinach-cheese dip
Prep Time:
25 min prep time
Yield:
4

Ingredients

  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 1 Tbsp plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 12 lemon, juiced
  • 13 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 13 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Blanch spinach in a large pan of salted, boiling water for 1 minute. Drain spinach. When spinach is cool enough to handle, place it in a clean dish towel and wring to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Add spinach to a food processor along with yogurt and lemon juice. Blend until almost smooth.
  3. Transfer spinach mixture to a saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add cheeses, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste. Heat until cheeses melt.
  4. Serve immediately with baked tortilla chips, crackers, and raw sliced veggies.

Notes

In this reduced-fat version of spinach dip, a blend of Greek yogurt and lemon juice replaces the mayonnaise that’s typically called for. A combination of Parmesan and Cheddar cheeses adds extra flavor.

Nutrition Info

99 Calories, 8 g Protein, 4 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Fiber, 6 g Total fat (4 g sat), 248 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin K, ★★★★ Vitamin A, ★★★ Folate, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), C, D, Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B6, E, Iron, Magnesium