Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies

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!

Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies

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

This is my go-to recipe for healthy chilled spinach dip with EXTRA veggies! It's perfect for piling in extras such as cucumber, zucchini, carrots and more!
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Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies

This is my go-to recipe for healthy chilled knorr spinach dip with EXTRA veggies! It's perfect for sneaking in healthy extras such as cucumber, zucchini, carrots and more!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Knorr Spinach Dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 54 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

  • 1/3-1/2 english cucumber coarsely grated
  • 1/2 large zucchini squash coarsely grated
  • 9 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 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

Instructions

  1. Thaw frozen spinach.
  2. 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.
  3. Use a box/cheese grater to grate your veggies.

  4. Combine all ingredients and chill for 2 hours to lock in the flavor! Dip may be made the night before for easy advance-prep.

  5. 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

  6. Serve with sliced cucumber, zucchini rounds, baby carrots, celery sticks, and veggie chips for dipping.

Recipe Notes

Recipe yields 4 cups of veggie dip!

I set the serving size at 2 TBSP per serving, but feel free to nosh on extra! I usually swipe 1/4-1/2 cup for a mid-day snack.

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Nutrition Facts
Knorr Spinach Dip with EXTRA Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 54 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 50mg1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy Spinach Dip Tips + Tricks:

  1. When grating, leave the skin on the veggies for extra fiber + a burst of color.
  2. If you have ground flax on hand — add some to the dip!
  3. 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!

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Comments

  • Nice and  I also love Fage (more like a mini-obsession, actually).  Unfortunately I hate grating things which is a problem at Chanukah when everyone is expecting traditional potato pancakes that must be grated by hand.  It’s gotten so bad that I now force dinner guests to grate their own portion.  So…are you free around next December? 🙂
     

  • This looks sooo good! I can’t stomach too much cucumber though,do you think I could simply use more zucchini instead?

  • Rachel R

    5 stars
    LOVE this dip! AND your nails!

  • Andrea Merrigan

    This recipe looks great. I have bookmarked it to try it out! 

  • and by soon, I mean tonight.

  • Ugh. I KNEW I’d want to fake a sickness so I can go home to make this. Cough cough.

    Haha. It looks amazing and light. LOVE the veggies!! Must try and soon!

  • It’s been a long time since I last enjoyed a good bowl of spinach dip.  Your veggie-laden version looks so tasty. 🙂

  • look at your pretty nails!

  • KellyRosie1

    Yum this looks so good.  Great idea to substitute the mayo for yoghurt. Way healthier 🙂

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits

    That looks so good I definitely want to make it!  Love the nail polish too 😉

  • You are hilarious. Hope you got an arm workout from all of your grating! Def want to try this dip out. 
    (Is that xmas color nails that I see??)

  • Spinach dip is definitely a fave party dip at our house — I am definitely going to try to sneak this healthy version next time!

  • Ruth D Huggins

    I have so many cucumbers in my garden and am definitely going to be trying this next….Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Spinach and artichoke dip is my favourite! I loveeee spinach dip, am so excited to try this!

  • I love that your nails are green … totally makes sense, with your love for all green foods! 😉

  • This looks so good!

  • Erica Jordan

    LOL i am picturing you with crazy eyes being like “MUAHAHA what else can I grate! can I grate pillows? boxes? cell phones?”

    this looks so delish! i love dip. I could live off of it! I am in love with spinach dip, veg dip, salsa, and GUAC!

    xoxoxo

  • love the nails! oh, and the dip!! 🙂 xoox

  • Ahhh that’s ridiculous! Think your local store could order it for you? Some do! But its totally worth the road trip right? =)

  • Ellenbcookery

    This sounds so yummy.  I love Fage yogurt too, but it’s not available in Canada.  I’ll even drive to Buffalo just to stock up 🙂  

    • I dont think I’ve ever tried it.. I’m from Canada as well. Is it similar to Greek yogurt at all?

  • absolutely! I use my grater daily! It’s an easy clean one so I don’t mind it at. all.

  • I love adding extra veggies to things – makes it okay to eat twice as much! 🙂  I hate grating veggies, want to come do it for me since you enjoy it so much?!

  • Sprint2theTable

    OMG – I could actually EAT this on my nutrition plan!!!  I LOVE spinach dip. 🙂

  • TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeigh

    I always stick a spoon in dip to encourage people to NOT dip chips in it and I’ll make a separate dip for kids with colorful chips so they keep their “I just coughed into or wiped my nose on my” hands out of the adult dip!  HA!

    My favorite dip is a hot crab dip with cheese.  Le yum!  (No idea why I lapsed into bad French)

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