I still believe that spinach dip in a rye bread bowl is the best party appetizer of all time. Any party I go to I am always like "who has the spinach dip?" One party I went to I actually sat by the spinach dip and when the pieces of rye bread ran out, I resorted to eating the "bowl." That is how much I love it. When they are low-calorie I like them even more, as a snack with crackers or vegetables, on a sandwich or used as a sauce for dinner. Most of the time I make my own greek yoghurt dips by adding some dill and cucumber to make tzatziki or some caramelized onions for onion dip. Other times I buy pre-made dips. I was excited when Litehouse Foods asked me to try their new Opadipity Greek Yoghurt dips.
The Opadipity savoury dips come in Creamy Ranch (60 calories per serving), Chipotle Ranch (60 calories), Cucumber Dill (50 calories) and Spinach Parmesan (70 calories) flavours. They are low calorie made with zero preservatives, no MSG and no gluten. As you can see, the cucumber dill dip went fast. All of them disappeared at high speed in my fridge. I like the texture of the dips, as they are not too liquidly for dipping or spreading and not as firm as regular Greek yoghurt. The taste of the flavours comes through without being too overpowering. Unfortunately, chipotle is not my favourite flavour in general. I was willing to try it with these dips. I liked the actual Greek-inspired dips more, like the cucumber and dill and Spinach Parmesan, over the Ranch-based dips. If you like ranch and are looking for something with less calories than regular Ranch dressing, these would be a good choice. The dips sell for $3.99 each.
I made some quick, lunch-time wraps using the Opadipity dips. These spinach and feta wraps are adapted from this recipe, or you could make Greek-inspired quesadillas like these ones. They are easy to make and full of cheesy, creamy Greek dip goodness. The wraps are prepared "a la Florentine," which means "with spinach" or "featuring spinach." I learned that this week. Think of them as almost like a spinach and artichoke dip wrap although a lot healthier. You could also use cream cheese or another Greek yoghurt dip substitute. The recipe makes two wraps.
Spinach and Feta wraps2 whole-wheat tortillas
4 oz Opadipity Spinach and Parmesan dip
1 tbsp olive oil
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 a zucchini, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
6 oz spinach
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Heat olive oil in a medium or small skillet.
3. Add the zucchini and cook for a few minutes until soft.
4. Add the green onion and tomato and cook for a few minutes. Then add the spinach.
5. In a bowl, mix the dip and vegetable mixture.
6. Grease a baking sheet for the tortillas. Add the mixture on top.
7. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top.
8. Wrap the tortillas and bake for 15 minutes.
Let the wraps cool for a few minutes then cut them in half on a diagonal. Admittedly, this is not spinach dip in a rye bread bowl. This is a lot better for you. Or you can spread the dips on toast or crackers. I like to call them "vessels" for dip. The Opadipity dips would be great for entertaining and parties as something quick and easy to bring. Visit the Litehouse website or Facebook page for more recipe ideas. Which Opadipity dip sounds like the best to you?
Disclosure: I received free product samples for review purposes. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my own experiences.