Super greens dip
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Our super greens dip is a fresh and flavourful dish packed full of goodness. This creamy dip is something a bit different to the usual dips you find in supermarkets. This low-cost dish is sure to impress anyone that tries it, we guarantee they'll be begging for the recipe. As well as being delicious, this dip is so healthy. Spinach is high in iron, vitamin A, C, E and K as well as being low in fat and great for helping to lower cholesterol, perfect to hide in an evening snack or as a part of a week day lunch. Feta is most famously a Greek cheese, but for a creamy texture and slightly more subtle taste, why not try using Turkish feta instead. Turkish feta has a firm consistency but still if you close your eyes, you’ll think you're having lunch in the warm Mediterranean. You can find it in your local Middle Eastern or Turkish supermarket and in some larger supermarkets. Peas are another super green, and contain high amounts of vitamin K, manganese and dietary fibre which ensure that vegetarians are getting a variety of vitamins and minerals in this scrumptious dip. Instead of eating this super greens dip with crudités, why not try it spread on toast or rice crackers, or if you’re feeling naughty, with some root vegetable crisps. This super greens dip also works wonderfully as a dressing. Just add a little bit of olive oil, give it a good shake and pour over some healthy greens or a salad of your choice.
- 150g frozen spinach
- 100g frozen peas
- 1 pack mint
- 100g feta
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Boil spinach and feta for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse with ice cold water. Squeeze the excess water out of the spinach.
- Add the greens and remaining ingredients to a food processor, blend until smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 62(kcal)
- Fat 4.0g
- Saturates 2.5g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.