Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Greek Herb Dip
(29 calories | 1 0 0 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Here's a light and refreshing Weight Watchers friendly dip made with nonfat Greek yogurt, scallions, garlic, cucumber, and fresh herbs with just 29 calories and 0 WW Freestyle SmartPoints in a quarter of a cup serving.
Enjoy it with fresh vegetables as a healthy snack or appetizer. This skinny herb dip is also delicious dolloped onto baked potatoes.
I first made this dip as a "sauce" to accompany the simple baked lemon chicken thighs, from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home . But as soon as I began combining the ingredients, I immediately thought "dip" and cut up some red pepper strips and cucumber slices to enjoy with it as a healthy afternoon snack.
And truthfully we preferred dolloping it on our baked potatoes more than the chicken.
I used a combination of cilantro and mint, but parsley and dill would work well too. And a little splash of fresh lemon juice wouldn't hurt either.
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According to my calculations, each ¼-cup serving has about 29 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
1 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Skinny Greek Herb Dip Recipe
- 2 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
- 4 - 6 scallions, chopped
- ½ jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
- ½ cucumber, peeled and finely diced
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
- 3 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, scallions, jalapeno, garlic, cucumber, and most of the cilantro and mint (reserving a little to sprinkle on top as a garnish) until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and chill for at least one hour.
- When you are ready to serve, transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with the reserved cilantro and mint.
- Serve with an assortment of raw vegetables and/or pita chips.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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