Onion Spinach Spread

This spinach spread can double as a dip! If youʼre serving it at a party or a barbecue, you can place both unsalted tortilla chips and wheat crackers with it and let your guests decide.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 day 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Line a strainer with a coffee filter. Spoon yogurt into coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl so yogurt can drain. Make sure there is at least an inch between the bottom of the strainer and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Discard liquid. Carefully remove homemade yogurt cheese from paper.
  • Heat butter in a small skillet. Sauté onion until softened.
  • Cook spinach according to package directions and squeeze out excess liquid. Chop finely.
  • Combine yogurt cheese, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Process until well blended and smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Fold in the onion and spinach. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  • Line a strainer with a coffee filter. Spoon yogurt into coffee filter. Place strainer over a bowl so yogurt can drain. Make sure there is at least an inch between the bottom of the strainer and the bottom of the bowl.
  • Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Discard liquid. Carefully remove homemade yogurt cheese from paper.
  • Heat butter in a small skillet. Sauté onion until softened.
  • Cook spinach according to package directions and squeeze out excess liquid. Chop finely.
  • Combine yogurt cheese, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender. Process until well blended and smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Fold in the onion and spinach. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories30
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium50mg
Total Carbohydrate3g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein2g