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. It will save you a whopping 84 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving when compared to traditional versions. Serve it with pita chips and crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Stir before serving.

Nutrition Facts

50 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 209 mg sodium. 152 mg potassium; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 3.3 g protein; 1766 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 38 mcg folate; 56 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 18 mg magnesium;

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2013
A miss My family dubbed it a miss. There were parts of the flavor profile that were good but it was more of a miss than a hit. Shallot and chestnut too strong and it just sat in the bottom of my processor and wouldn't mix. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My family loved this dip--even our 2nd grader ate his spinach this way! I added a sprinkle of garlic salt at the end because I was out of fresh garlic. Next time we'll reduce the onion a smidge and add 1 clove of minced garlic. I'm hoping that will pump up the flavor. Overall though we loved it and will definitely be making it over and over again! I bet it would look and taste great with chopped red pepper for the holidays!:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Might have been tasty without the shallot; it went uneaten after first bites. Way too much onion for what should have been a delicately flavored dip. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I also used less shallot and added a clove of garlic. I didn't have any chives but the taste was still quite good. I used a handle blender as well and this was fine. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was absolutely delicious! Instead of a shallot I used green onion I didn't use garlic like everybody else and I used full fat cream cheese because the store was out of low-fat. I added a little bit of diced tomato to the food processor. I was skeptical about the cottage cheese because I've never had it but this recipe was delicious with it. I will definitely make this more often but warning - it was hard to stop eating because it was so yummy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
A wee bit oniony so will do about 1/2 the shallot next time. It does need a bit of something to round out the flavor needs a bit of fat or something like that. I will try adding a tsp of low fat mayo or miracle whip the next time around just to boost it up. Read More
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