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Savory Spinach Dip (lighter recipe)

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Savory Spinach Dip (lighter recipe)
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 72
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Whip up a batch of everyone’s favorite party dip! Enjoy that same creamy taste loaded with spinach and water chestnuts in a lighter recipe.

Ingredients

2
packages (9 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
1/2
cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 1/2
cups plain fat-free yogurt
2
teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
garlic clove, crushed
1
can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
1
cup finely chopped green onion (9 medium)
Rye crackers, rice crackers or raw vegetables for dipping, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook spinach as directed on package. Cool slightly; squeeze to drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix sour cream, yogurt, tarragon, salt, mustard, pepper and garlic. Stir in cooked spinach, water chestnuts and green onions.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors. Serve with crackers.
Tips  

A hollowed-out bread loaf makes the perfect “bowl” for your dip. Cube the bread removed from the loaf, and use for dipping.

Make this lighter dip a nice alternative to your standard holiday appetizers. Stir about 1 cup of dried cranberries into the spinach dip; it’s fun, festive and adds a touch of sweetness and color.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
10
(
Calories from Fat
0
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
(
Saturated Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
25 mg
Potassium
40 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
1 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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