We've updated the classic spinach dip by adding tangy feta and omitting the artichokes and much of the fat.
1 (8-ounce) carton plain low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 1/2 cups finely chopped spinach
1 tablespoon minced fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh Dill (optional)
How to Make It
Spoon yogurt onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels, and let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into the bowl of a food processor using a rubber spatula. Add the cheeses, sour cream, and garlic, and process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once. Spoon yogurt mixture into a medium bowl, and stir in the spinach, minced dill, and pepper. Cover and chill. Garnish with fresh dill, if desired.
I don't know what I did wrong, but mine wasn't very good at all. I followed the recipe exactly and had high hopes, but there was a LOT left over after the dinner party! I didn't think it tasted very good either -- ok, but just not something I'd want to make again.
Very good and creamy. Taste & thickness make it seem more indulgent than a "light" recipe. Garlic comes through a bit strong, while the feta flavor is gentle. Greek yogurt worked great & saved some time.
Great recipe, took me less than 5 minutes to throw together. I used nonfat plain greek yogurt and substituted half the neufchatel for two wedges of Laughing Cow Light creamy swiss. I buy reduced fat feta from Trader Joe's, so I used 4 ounces of that instead of 3 ounces of regular feta. I was too lazy to finely chop the spinach so I just threw it in the food processor - the result was a green dip but that's fine with me. I served it with Trader Joe's "reduced guilt" multigrain pita chips, carrots, and cucumber rounds. I always have all the other ingredients in the fridge, so I'm making this dip every time I need to get rid of some leftover fresh spinach! So pleased I found this recipe.
This dip was delicious! I never would've guessed that it was healthy if I just tasted it. We added an additional garlic clove and used fat-free sour cream in place of low-fat sour cream. Read our full review with pic here: http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/creamy-feta-spinach-dip.html
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