Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Guilt(less) Sun Dried Tomato Spinach Dip

I'm a dip person. I actually didn't realize anti-dip people existed but apparently they're out there. But I'm assuming if you're reading this post you're a dip person---welcome, my people. I have been trying to watch what I'm eating lately and in an effort to lighten up one of my favorites I've come up with my favorite dip ever. Seriously it's so good. So good that it's going to be my new go to dish to bring to a party or dinner. If you're going to be at the same party as me within the next year prepare yourself because you may get tired of this dip, but I doubt it.

I have a long history with spinach dip. When I was in high school there was only one "nice" restaurant that everyone went to on their big dates---you guessed it--- Applebees. You can now imagine my hometown (I promise it's so much better now!). When I had the occasion to be taken to such a swanky place I always got what any teenage girl would get if they're trying to impress a boy---the appetizer sampler. I would stuff my face with the buffalo wings, quesadillas, and of course my favorite the spinach dip. Still so good. It was a few years after that I actually looked up the nutritional information of the spinach dip and just about died. Do you know how many calories are in that little skillet?? Actually, if you don't know I'm not going to ruin it for you. Because once you see it the entire experience is tainted. But it's ALOT. 

Luckily, this dip is so good you can indulge without feeling nearly as guilty! 

Guilt(less) Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Greek Yogurt

The key players in this dip are the greek yogurt and sun dried tomato pesto. The pesto is so flavorful on its own that you won't miss all the cheese, cream, and mayo in traditional spinach dip.

Spinach Dip with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
1 container frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained of liquid)
1- 5 oz container Greek Yogurt ( I used Chobani)
1/3 cup of light mayo
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sun dried tomato pesto
pinch of pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Guilt(less) Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Greek Yogurt

This dip is so simple---just mix everything together. 


I know it may not look very appetizing but I promise it's delicious! I like it served cold or room temperature but you could probably heat it up too. 

Guilt(less) Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Greek Yogurt

Happy dipping!

Guilt(less) Spinach Dip with Sundried Tomato Pesto and Greek Yogurt


17 comments:

  1. YUM! This sounds and looks delicious!

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  2. Yum! I bet the pesto gives it a nice punch of flavor. I'm definitely a dip person. :)

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  3. This looks awesome and so easy! I just need to find some sundried tomato pesto...where do you get yours?

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  4. This looks amazing!!!

    Brittany,
    www.lawyerlookbook.com

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  5. I love dip, definitely need to try this one!

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  6. Anti-dip people exist?! What is wrong with them? I could eat dip every day!! This sounds delicious & healthy. I need to make this for a get-together soon!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  7. This is perfect for a girls night I'm having next week!

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  8. Yummmmm I'm a huge dip person too, I could eat all day every day! Definitely pinning <3

    Green Fashionista

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  9. This looks delicious and I'm totally a dip person too!

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  10. This looks and sounds delicious! I'm definitely making this!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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  11. OMG LOOKS DELISH!!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  12. This looks really good. YUM!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  13. The Applebees appetizer sampler is still one of my favorites! I hardly go anymore but when I do on occasion I still get it :)

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  14. This dip sounds amazing, and I love that it's guiltless, too :)

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