Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Greek Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Greek Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Football season is coming up, and this year I'm vowing to clean up my foodie act for our football game gatherings. Spinach dip has always one of my biggest weaknesses.  It's full of high-fat ingredients like sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese and whatever delicious goodness one can possibly throw in there (hmmm....bacon would be REALLY good in a spinach dip!).

I used Greek yogurt as a substitute for this yummy spinach dip recipe.  It's low in fat and calories, high in protein and its loaded with all the wonderful pro-biotic properties found in yogurts.  The rest is just a combination of fresh ingredients, most of which are found in the dehydrated packs of soup and dip mix that we usually use in all our spinach dip recipes.

It's great with fresh veggies, pita chips, bread cubes and anything else you could possible put in a spinach dip! Add some feta cheese if you like, or substitute the pepperoncinis for the traditional water chestnuts if you don't like the heat.  In fact, any way you make it, spinach dip is still going to be a hit!

Greek Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 0 minutes / Servings: 6

Greek Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • 1 large container (17.6 oz.) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pepperoncinis, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a strainer, thaw and drain the spinach with warm water.  Squeeze the spinach with your hands to remove the excess water.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, spinach, scallions, artichoke hearts, red peppers, pepperoncinis, pressed garlic and fresh dill.  Stir well to combine.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir until combined.  Serve with fresh vegetables and pita chips, spread on baguette toast or place in a bread bowl.
Greek Yogurt Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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