Healthier Spinach Dip - Two Ways
Add this healthy spinach dip to your game day spread. With whipped cottage cheese and plenty of garlic for flavor and spice, this lightened up spinach dip makes a satisfying snack or appetizer.
healthy spinach dip
(1/4 cup servings)
Marisa Moore, RDN
16 oz. bag frozen cut leaf spinach
thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
extra virgin olive oil
garlic powder (or 3 cloves fresh garlic)
ground black pepper
coarse salt to taste
tortillas chips, fresh red pepper sticks for serving
diced red bell pepper (garnish)
Warm Spinach Dip
all ingredients above
shredded Parmesan cheese
Blend cottage cheese with the onion, garlic, pepper and olive oil in a blender until smooth.
Pour cheese mixture into a medium mixing bowl. Add the spinach. Stir in the spinach until well combine. Add to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped red bell peppers if desired.
Serve with tortilla chips or fresh red bell pepper strips for scooping.
For a warm dip:
Add the dip to a small, heat safe casserole dish. Top with ¼ cup parmesan cheese. Broil on high 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.