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Easy, Creamy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt, Kale, & Bell Peppers

This easy, creamy veggie dip with Greek yogurt, kale, and bell peppers is a healthy twist on the ever popular spinach dip. Serve it with vegetables and gluten free pita for a nourishing snack, or yummy appetizer at your next party.

Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt in a bowl with vegetables and pita bread on a platter

This post was originally published on September 20, 2011. It has been updated with new text and ingredient modifications.

You’re probably familiar with the infamous spinach dip in a bread bowl, right?

You know the one…

Huge hollowed out sourdough bread bowl…lots of sour cream and mayo…throw in some spinach…and, yes, the requisite chopped water chestnuts.

Mmm…I LOVE the added crunch from those water chestnuts! You too???

Confession time…

I really ♥ this dip!

BUT in honor of this months Recipe ReDux theme, Condiments, Spreads, and Dressings, I decided to make it a wee bit healthier.

How to Make a Healthier Veggie Dip

  1. Go Greek. My veggie dip with Greek yogurt uses homemade aioli {or use your favorite mayo}, plus Greek yogurt in place of the standard mayo/sour cream mixture for an extra boost of protein and calcium, while lowering saturated fat.
  2. Switch up your greens. While spinach is certainly no slouch in the nutrition department, I thought it would be fun to add kale to my veggie dip instead. You can have fun with this recipe, though, and add any favorite leafy green you like. {You may also enjoy this post: 5 Reasons to Get Excited About Eating Leafy Greens + 16 Leafy Green Recipes you’ll Love}
  3. Up your C! Not only do the yellow, orange, & red bell peppers add a delicious crunch factor {plus a pop of color!}, they also provide your body with an extra boost of skin nourishing and immune enhancing vitamin C.

Healthy veggie dip with Greek yogurt collage with kale and bell peppersAnd, as for that “seasoning” packet you add to the original recipe, I omitted it, as MSG and I aren’t friends {MSG = migraine headaches for me}, and added garlic, scallions, and a dash of salt instead.

Plus, if you follow a strict gluten free diet like I do, you should know that the Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix that is typically used to make spinach dip, contains yeast extract made from barley, so it’s not gluten free.

Oh, and before I share the recipe with you, you’ll probably wonder what to serve with this veggie dip with Greek yogurt. Here are a couple of my favorite easy ideas…

Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt Serving Suggestions

  • Gluten-free Pita Chips. You could buy these Toufayan Gluten Free Pita Chips, or do what I do, and make your own by toasting an Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza Crust in the oven, then cutting it into “chips” ~ really tasty!
  • More veggies! Cut up additional bell peppers to serve with this veggie dip, along with cherry or grape tomatoes, raw broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, and so many more!

veggie dip with greek yogurt + bell peppers and pita brea on a platter

If you make this Creamy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt, Kale, & Bell Peppers, be sure and let me know! Leave a comment on the blog, give it a 5-star review, or share it on Instagram and tag me @thespicyrd & hashtag it: #thespicyrd ~ I hope you enjoy it as much as my family and I do

Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt in a bowl with vegetables and pita bread on a platter

Creamy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt, Kale, & Bell Peppers

This easy, creamy veggie dip with Greek yogurt, kale, and bell peppers is a healthy twist on the ever popular spinach dip. Serve it with vegetables and gluten free pita for a nourishing snack, or yummy appetizer at your next party.
3.65 from 20 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 17- ounce container Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups kale, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups bell peppers, assorted colors, finely chopped
  • 1 8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Assorted veggies, Bell peppers, cherry/grape tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas, etc, for serving.
  • Gluten free Pita Chips, for serving.

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except extra veggies and bread) in a large mixing bowl, and stir well to combine.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve with veggies and bread.

Notes

Low FODMAP Option: Use lactose free plain yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt, green tops of scallions only, and omit garlic. 
Tip! Instead of gluten free pita chips, try toasting an Udi's Gluten Free Pizza Crust in the oven, then cutting it up into wedges to serve~SO tasty!

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 28.4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 0.3mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low FODMAP Option, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword healthy veggie dip, spinach dip, veggie dip
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P.S. Want more healthy snack & appetizer recipes? Be sure and follow my Pinterest board: Healthy Snacks + Appetizers. Enjoy!

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Have you ever had the infamous Spinach Dip before? What’s your favorite easy dip recipe? What do you like to dip in your dip???

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38 thoughts on “Easy, Creamy Veggie Dip with Greek Yogurt, Kale, & Bell Peppers”

  1. Just last night I was looking at recipes and telling Nick how much I love kale, as he was saying “eww, no, I want spinach!”. So, I’m guessing he wouldn’t like this, however, I think it’s brilliant! Some people don’t like the texture of kale, but I would bet that the kale gets softer when it’s mixed with all of these creamy ingredients.

  2. Making mayo has been on my “list” for a while. Thanks for the tips! Your recipe sounds very good! I’m sure there is a lot of “stuff” in that spinach dip mix, and it’s probably impossible to recreate that with natural ingredients. But your dip is going on “my list!” I haven’t made spinach dip with the mix in years, but it would be fun to make a healthier version. Brings back memories… 🙂

  3. Oh boy do I love than infamous spinach dip and am thrilled to find an “almost” substitute – it looks so pretty (once again, your photos are fabulous.) Definitely want to try this (and a great way to get some extra kale in kiddies….and my husband!)

  4. I used to love making this dip… but gave it up b/c of the packet. So glad you’ve found a healthier way to do it! And frankly, even if it’s a little different than before, as long as it’s tasty AND healthy, I’m sold on your version!

    And the pictures are amazing… of course 😉

  5. It may not have tasted the way you wanted, but you sold it with the awesome pictures. I kind of like the refreshing zing you get when you leave out the “unami” flavor in dips. I’m going to try for sure!

  6. Sometimes you just have to whisk. Dare i say i like mixing by hand (also food processor scared). This is a great recipe. I fall back to hummus too often. I like the kale addition and of course the MSG omission (we’re not friends either).

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