Recipe: Low-Cal Spinach Dip

Saturday, February 19, 2011 | 0 comments »

By Team Beachbody

The temperature is rising and the season for barbecues and picnics is in full swing. If you're looking for something to bring to the neighborhood potluck, try this healthy twist on a party classic. Delicious with crudités or (for bonus presentation points) served in a hollowed-out round loaf of whole-grain bread.
  • 10 oz. fresh baby spinach, steamed until wilted
  • 1 cup plain, fat-free yogurt, drained
  • 4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Round loaf of whole-grain bread, hollowed out to make a bowl (optional)
  • Medium bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
Drain and squeeze all excess water from spinach; chop and set aside. In medium bowl, stir yogurt and cream cheese together until smooth. Add spinach, Parmesan cheese, garlic, scallions, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to yogurt/cream cheese mixture and mix well; refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 2 cups (8 1/4-cup servings).

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories Protein Fiber Carbs Fat Total Saturated Fat
51 5 g 1 g 5 g 1 g 1 g