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Creamy Spinach Dip

Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese instead of full-fat cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

Servings

about 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time

15 minutes

Total Time

15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1small shallot, peeled
  • 15-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed
  • 1/2cup reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel)
  • 1/2cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 6ounces baby spinach
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Pulse shallot and water chestnuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, lemon juice, salt and pepper and pulse until just combined. Add spinach and chives and pulse until incorporated.

Tips

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups)

Calories 55kcal
Carbohydrate Total 4g
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 2g
Mono Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 212mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 148mg
Calcium 55mg
Folate 38mcg
Vitamin E 1mg