This is my go-to recipe for healthy chilled Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA veggies! It’s perfect for piling in extras such as cucumber, zucchini, carrots and more!
I get a tad carried away with my box grater.
Once I start, stopping is a lost cause.
You will literally have to pry whatever I’m shredding from my [hopefully still in-tact] fingers to stop me from obliterating the entire thing.
I take my love of veggies seriously… and if you let me play with them? Forget about it! I promise to seek help if you promise not to judge me!
A few days ago I was baking [aka trashing the kitchen] and needed to grate ONE zucchini for my muffins.
Before I knew what hit me, I had sacrificed two zucchinis and half of an english cucumber that happened to be standing by, minding its own business. “Ooh this is fun! What else can I grate!?” may have crossed my mind. I think it’s safe to say I had a *few* leftover veggie shreds.
This girl can only do so much baking before the crazies set in, so I decided to make a bowl of refreshingly delicious veggie dip to offset the heat from the oven… and the sun. Man it’s hot outside!
Healthy Chilled Knorr Spinach Dip
aka Shortcut Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies
aka The Last Spinach Dip Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies
- 1/3-1/2 english cucumber coarsely grated
- ½ large zucchini squash coarsely grated
- 9 oz frozen chopped spinach
- ¼ cup grated carrot
- ¼ cup chopped green onion (optional)
- 1 packet Knorr dried vegetable recipe mix
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup quality mayo or a second cup of yogurt
- Thaw frozen spinach.
- Once room temperature strain, squeeze and pat our any and all water from the spinach. I usually wring mine out in a stack of paper towels.
- Use a box/cheese grater to grate your veggies.
- Combine all ingredients and chill for 2 hours to lock in the flavor! Dip may be made the night before for easy advance-prep.
- The premixed packets have a blend of dried veggies that I can't seem to find anywhere else, so hunt down a good one and get your dip on! I exclusively use Knorr because it's gluten-free and tastes phenomenal
- Serve with sliced cucumber, zucchini rounds, baby carrots, celery sticks, and veggie chips for dipping.
Healthy Spinach Dip Tips + Tricks:
- When grating, leave the skin on the veggies for extra fiber + a burst of color.
- If you have ground flax on hand — add some to the dip!
- Don’t ever use fat-free mayonnaise. Ever. Mayo is, by definition, an oil and egg emulsion… if it’s fat-free then it’s not technically a a food item; it’s a Franken-Food. Friends don’t let friends eat fake foods. Seriously, what the heck is IN fat-free mayo anyways?! It keeps me up at night…
In the event that your friends habitually double-dip, simply cut english cucumbers into half-inch discs, scoop out the centers, and pile on the dip for spinach dip stuffed cucumber cups!
Germaphobes everywhere will thank you, and now no one has to suffer the absolute horror of being the guy to break off half a chip in the dip bowl and attempt to fish it out.
so . . . how was it?
Hands down, the best spinach dip of my life. I’m so glad I got overzealous with my grater!
This gem tastes like a cross between your standard spinach dip with an ultra refreshing cucumber tzatziki sauce. Chilled spinach dip is one of those summer barbecue staples that nearly everyone beelines for, but you’ll be uber awesome for showing up with one that has the protein punch of greek yogurt and the added bonus of extra vegetables. Or you can wait until everyone begs you for the recipe to tell them it’s healthy.
If you get a chance to try this healthy chilled Knorr Spinach Dip, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!