Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

If you usually serve the traditional "Spinach Dip" for your Easter celebrations, and you are looking for something a little lower in calories, without sacrificing the flavor, you may want to give this dip recipe a try this year.
We are blessed to have a Trader Joe's market not too far from us, and we love, love shopping their and trying out the newest foods they bring out. 
Recently, we came across this, Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip and of course we had to give it a try!
Needless to say, but we will, it was good. So we got to thinking, how could we could make our own homemade version, and keep it low in calories and fat, but high in flavor.
And here is our version of Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip. 

                  Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

1/2 a box of frozen, thawed and drained spinach
3-4  medium, fresh curly Kale leaves, washed, stem removed and chopped into thin julienne slices
1 1/2 cups non fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 
2-3 gloves of garlic, minced
1 package Knorr vegetable mix
1/4 Italian red onion, chopped small
Salt & Pepper to taste

{to make this Vegan: use Vegan sour cream, Veganaise, soy or another vegan yogurt. Not sure about the Knorr vegetable mix}.

Place spinach and kale in a bowl and toss to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. We found we did not need to add additional salt. Check for seasoning. Serve or chill in refrigerator covered until ready to serve.

Serve this with crackers, bread or vegetable sticks.

Optional add ins: water chestnuts, red bell pepper, green onions.

We opted not to add in water chestnuts and green onions just to see what we would get by using Italian red onion for the onion flavor and the crunch, and we really enjoyed the switch.

It is always fun to serve a dip like this in a bread bowl.

 So give it a try and let us know what you think. Be inspired, get creative!

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 

It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones. 

Proverbs 3:7-8

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  1. This recipe looks yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. This is such a great recipe! I've just recently discovered that I like kale! :-) We really appreciate you linking up, but unfortunately it was linked up to the wrong party. If you could link it up to our Recipe Party, we'd really love that! Thanks so much!

    ~Riverton Housewives

  3. Mmm this sounds really good. I love kale and always try to find new ways to use it because it's so good for you! This dip sounds really good and I love that you used greek yogurt for it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks so good and kale is so good for you! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  5. That looks so good! Can't wait to try it out!

  6. Just made this at my daughter's suggestion..added the water chesnuts, and some chopped artichoke hearts..left out onion...Looks beautiful, and so good for you..anxious to let it marinate to taste the finished product!