Healthy eating never tasted so good with this Skinny Greek Dip! It’s the perfect snack and appetizer for summer get-togethers!
Summer weather has made an appearance in Chicago, and gosh, I couldn’t be happier!! I actually got sweaty just walking to my car. And that even makes me happy. After the winter we’ve had, I’m ready for all things hot and sweaty. No complaints from me!
This spike in temps has everyone in a happy mood. People are smiling at work, everyone is outside walking their dogs and enjoying al fresco dining. I love soaking up the warmth as much as I can because who knows when it’s going to snap back to a 45 degree day. It will happen so it’s time to make the most of it!
One nice thing about quick weather changes is shocks my system and makes me realize summer dresses, shorts and tanks are on the horizon. I eat pretty healthy year round, but I try to find ways to make my calorie filled recipes more figure friendly when it’s warm outside. Skinny Greek Dip got a major makeover! Instead of using sour cream and cream cheese as a base for the dip, using Greek Yogurt and a little lemon juice gives the same tangy taste and great consistency. Load up with dip with your favorite Mediterranean style veggies — I used kalamata olives, tomatoes and green onion. Fresh herbs, like dill and parsley, help to give this dip flavor with out adding salt. And of course, every Greek Dip needs feta cheese. Go ahead and substitute the full fat version for reduced fat. No one will taste the difference!
Skinny Greek Dip pairs perfectly with whole wheat pita chips or pretzel crisps. This dip is perfect for a backyard BBQ or for a healthy snack at work. Load up on healthy veggies and herbs in one little dip!
- 2 cups low fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, chopped
- 3 green onions, sliced, white and green parts
- 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
- 5-6 sprigs dill, chopped
- 1/2 cup crumbled reduced fat feta
- 1 tomato, diced
- Fresh cracked pepper
- Serve with pita chips or pretzel crips
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients except tomato. Combine well. If you're eating right away, add tomato. If going to serve later, wait until right before serving to add tomato. Serve with pita chips or pretzel crisps.