Spinach and Pesto Dip

  • 5MINS
  • 193KCAL

This simple but impressive looking dip gets its vibrant colour from the spinach and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories193
  • Carbs20g
  • Fat4.3g
  • Saturates0.9g
  • Protein15g
  • Sugars2.4g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

This Spinach and Pesto Dip couldn’t be quicker to make and it’s super simple too!

The vibrant, green colour in this dip comes from the spinach which is packed full of vitamins and the Italian hard cheese gives it a little hit of tanginess.  If you’re cooking for vegetarian diets then you’ll need to make sure that you’re using a vegetarian hard cheese and not Parmesan!

We love our Spinach and Pesto Dip served with wholemeal pitta bread and plenty of vegetable crudités.  It’s a fantastic addition to any buffet table, as well as being a perfect snack or light lunch.

What diets is this Spinach and Pesto Dip suitable for?

This Spinach and Pesto Dip is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.  Make sure that you’re using a vegetarian Italian hard cheese if you’re cooking for vegetarian diets!

It can be made dairy free by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;

  • Fat free natural yoghurt
  • Italian hard cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spinach and Pesto Dip recipe?

  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Spinach and Pesto Dip recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Spinach and Pesto Dip recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Spinach and Pesto Dip recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Spinach and Pesto Dip?

We’ve used a food processor to get this Spinach and Pesto Dip super smooth, but you could also use a hand blender if you prefer.

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How many calories are in this Spinach and Pesto Dip?

There are 193 calories per portion in this Spinach and Pesto Dip, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Spinach and Pesto Dip is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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Step 2

Add a little extra water until you reach a consistency you like.

Step 3

Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Step 4

Serve with vegetable crudités and some toasted mini wholemeal pitta.

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What could you serve with this Spinach and Pesto Dip?

We love this Spinach and Pesto Dip served with wholemeal pitta or pepper and cucumber sticks.  It also works really well when served with any of the following dishes:

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How long can you keep this Spinach and Pesto Dip in the fridge?

Make sure to refrigerate this Spinach and Pesto Dip in a container with a lid.  You can keep this recipe in the fridge for around 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Spinach and Pesto Dip?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Spinach and Pesto Dip

This simple, but impressive looking dip gets its vibrant colour from the spinach and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 193
  • Carbs 20G
  • WW Points:
  • 6 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 tin chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 60 g spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 10 g fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
  • 5 g Italian hard cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add a little extra water until you reach a consistency you like.
  3. Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Serve with vegetable crudités and some toasted mini wholemeal pitta.

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AmySunday 10th January 2021

How can you make this thicker if to runny/watery

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    SharonMonday 11th January 2021

    Hi Amy, if you’ve made it too runny you could try adding some more blitzed chickpeas to thicken it up. Make sure to drain and rinse them well first, shaking off excess water. Then blitz and add to the Hummus in small amounts to see if you can achieve the right consistency. Hope this helps!

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Barbara ToddFriday 7th August 2020

Can youn use frozen spinach for this recipe

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    LisaFriday 7th August 2020

    Hi Barbara
    Frozen spinach usually says on the packet, do not eat raw, so we would recommend you follow the manufacturers guidance. Hope this helps

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