I knew there would be a lot of great but unhealthy food at the Super Bowl party I was going to last night, so I decided to make a dip to serve with veggies that was good, but low fat as well. It is from my favorite food web site, cookinglight.com.


Spinach-Parmesan Dip

At first, the spinach will seem to overflow in the skillet, but keep stirring–as it begins to wilt, it reduces in volume. Serve this creamy dip with crudités or hearty wheat crackers.

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
1/2 cup basil leaves, loosely packed
1/3 cup (about 3 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add salt and spinach; sauté 3 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Place spinach mixture in a colander, pressing until mixture is barely moist.

Place spinach mixture, basil, cream cheese, and pepper in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon spinach mixture into a medium bowl. Add yogurt and Parmesan; stir to combine. Chill.