Thai Spinach Quick Dip Recipe
Spinach Dip Ingredients:
2 cups spinach
½ cup fresh mint, snipped
16 ounce sour cream, fat free or light
16 ounce plain yogurt, low fat or fat free
½ cup peanuts, chopped finely
½ cup peanut butter
2 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon red pepper, crushed
2 tablespoon soy sauce, reduced sodium
Vegetable dippers like cucumber sticks, peeled baby carrots or zucchini slices
- Combine 2 cups spinach with sour cream and plain yogurt in a large bowl.
- Add snipped mint leaves, peanut butter, chopped peanuts, soy sauce, crushed red pepper and honey. Stir well so as all the ingredients are mixed.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Remove the bowl from refrigerator and garnish the dip with few fresh mint leaves and chopped peanuts before serving. Serve with vegetable dippers of your choice. This recipe makes 2 servings.
- Thai spinach dip is a low calorie, diabetes friendly dip as it provides only about 55 calories and 4 gm fat per serving.
- This dip can be excellent choice as an accompaniment for vegetable dippers as this delicious dip can encourage children as well as adults to include vegetables in their diets.
- Thai spinach dip can also be considered heart friendly as it provides very little cholesterol and saturated fat. Thai spinach dip provides only 4 mg cholesterol, 1 gm saturated fat and 61 mg sodium per serving, thus can be easily included in the diets of people on sodium restricted diet or cholesterol restricted diet.
- Thai spinach dip provides 3 gm protein and 4 gram carbohydrates per serving thus can be an ideal choice for those on low carbohydrate diets and low fat diets.
- This is a vegetarian recipe containing dairy and nuts, so if you have lactose intolerance or difficulty in digesting milk protein from fermented milk products (yogurt and sour cream) then you should include this dip in your diet with caution.
- The nutritional profile of this recipe will change if you choose to use full fat sour cream and full fat plain yogurt. The major change will be on calories and total fats.
- Chips and other fried snacks can also be tempting to try with this dip, but should be avoided for health purpose.
- If you don’t like the typical sweet taste of Thai recipe then you may skip honey or use half the amount of honey. This change will also help to reduce the total carbohydrates and calories of this recipe.