Lightened Green Goddess Dip made with Greek yogurt

Green Goddess Dip, a lightened dip made with Greek yogurt, fresh basil, chives and tarragon.

Pin Green Goddess Dip here.

I could eat this dip with a spoon! It is awesome on everything Light and Healthy Green Goddess Dip Low Calorie Low Fat

I am so happy to see all the fresh herbs coming into season. I’ve got my fingers crossed that our herb garden will do as well as last year. We had a bonanza of basil. I think the key was having two plants. Whenever we only buy one basil plant, it dies. My Dad, who always got two basil plants, had a surplus. So I decided there must be something to having two. Maybe basil just needs a partner. It certainly worked last year. Maybe the one basil plant was lonely.

I can certainly relate to that. My husband just got back from a two-week business trip in India. When he is gone, I realize how much I am use to having the man around. It isn’t that he helps much around the house, he doesn’t. In fact he is incredibly messy. I can stack things on our stairs that need to be taken up, and he and our little one will simply walk over them. How can they not see it? I’ve gotten to the point of placing it smack dab in the middle of the stair. So they either have to step around it or over it. Really, you can’t see it?!

I could eat this dip with a spoon! It is awesome on everything Light and Healthy Green Goddess Dip Low Calorie Low Fat

Right about now, I wish I had gotten up at 12 am last night when I was thinking about writing  this post. I was drafting it in my head and had it all worked out.  I was so excited with they way it sounded. Now I cannot remember what I wanted to tell you, actually more accurately, is how I wanted to write it. I was cracking myself up writing this post last night. I do crack myself up often. Last night I was thinking about people who have an easy time telling stories about themselves or small talk. You know the ones, the people who seem so at ease meeting new people and always seem to have something to say. I don’t mean the ones that you roll your eyes at, because they constantly talk about themselves or try to one up the conversation. I mean the people who you just love to be around, because they make you laugh or come across so sincere in their small talk.

Oh my gosh, that is a gift I wish I had. My husband is a lot like that, which is one of his attributes that attracted me to him. He is the kind of person that goes to a party knowing no one and leaves with many new friends. I tend to be the wall flower in the corner, although I am slowly learning from him. It is a huge amount of work for me though. I don’t think it will ever come naturally.

I could eat this dip with a spoon! It is awesome on everything Light and Healthy Green Goddess Dip Low Calorie Low Fat

I have an Aunt and cousin that are just like that. They always have the most entertaining stories, OK, sometimes they might share a little too much about their personal life, but you know it is honest. You know you are going to laugh your behind off when you are with them. You are going to laugh so much your stomach muscles will hurt. Somehow last night while I could not sleep, I had connected that to this Green Goddess Dip.

It must have been because of thinking of basil being lonely and then thinking of my husband. It is amazing how my mind can connect totally unrelated things when I cannot sleep. It sounded so fabulous last night in my head. Any hoo, this lightened Green Goddess Dip is fabulous. It is flavor packed with fresh herbs. Make this for a party and maybe the flavor explosion you feel will help be an ice breaker. I think introvert and extroverts a like will love this dip. Which are you?

I could eat this dip with a spoon! It is awesome on everything Light and Healthy Green Goddess Dip Low Calorie Low Fat
If you want to be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Salt & Vinegar Baked French Fries, subscribe by email below. You won’t want to miss it.

Follow me on Pinterest Christie@Food Done Light

Lightened Green Goddess Dip

Course Appetizer, Dip, Holiday Easter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 23 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced fat mayo
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1 tsp . dried tarragon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tsp . anchovy paste
  • 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp . fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and puree.

Recipe Notes

I calculated  1 Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Lightened Green Goddess Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

But wait, there’s more. Check out these deliciously, low calorie dip recipes:

Can't wait to make it again! Greek Layer Hummus Dip Low Calorie Low Fat Healthy - Great for a partyGreek Hummus Layer Dip

Italian Guacamole with Pesto and Parmesan - Low Calorie, Low Fat, Healthy Dip

Italian Guacamole with Pesto 

Roasted Pepper, Feta and Basil Dip www.fooddonelight.com

Yellow Pepper, Feta and Basil Dip

 

Comments

  1. Charlotte Moore says
    I have a hard time walking into a place where I don't know anyone. I am not even comfortable walking in where I do know people. I have just never been one to walk up and start talking. I can if someone starts the conversation but I don't like having to begin myself. My husband has no problem with that at all. This green goddess dressing sounds good.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, This would actually be great as a dip or dressing. I've got a recipe using it as a dressing coming up later this week.
  2. Charlotte Moore says
    OOPS!!! I should have said dip. I am sure it would be good as a dressing too. Ha!!!
  3. I cringe when I hear the word anchovie, can I leave it out? Will it still be as good?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Shirley, You can leave it out. I don't like anchovies either. You won't taste the anchovy paste but it will give it a little more flavor. No one will be able to tell there is anchovy paste in it. Either way, I hope you enjoy it. Christie
  4. This lightened up version of Green Goddess sounds fantastic, I kind of want to eat it with a spoon. And I totally hear you on the middle-of-the-night inspiration...it's just so hard to actually pull yourself out of bed to make notes.
  5. I'd have to leave out the anchovy paste (I'm a vegetarian) but maybe just a little salt would be a good substitute? It sounds like an awesome salad dressing!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Liz, You can add a little additional salt. If there is a vegetarian Worcestershire sauce, a little drop or two would be a good substitute too.
  6. Fabulous dip! I'm a muncher and try to stick to veges...but, I have to have aa good dip or it doesn't work! This one is perfect!
  7. I am crazy about Greek yogurt, so this looks like a winner for me! So fresh and green!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Katie, Greek yogurt is amazing. I keep thinking I need to buy stock in a Greek yogurt company.
  8. I have a serious love affair with green goddess dip. It's totally my guilty pleasure, so thank you for lightening it up!!
  9. This green goddess dip looks amazing! I'm the worst at growing my own basil. It always seems to die on me...sigh.
  10. I love how healthy this is! and It just sounds perfect! I love basil, but I'd probably leave out the anchovies. thanks for sharing!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Rachael, You would never know there was anchovy paste in it. It is amazing the flavor it can bring. Once I got over the "yuck" factor, I started to use it all the time.
  11. This sounds like one fabulous dip!! YUM!
  12. What a great idea for a dip, and I love that you lightened it up! Thanks for sharing.
  13. Anything with basil is great in my book. I try to put it on everything. This looks absolutely out of this world!
  14. I love that you lightened up this dressing! I think I would put this on everything, sounds delish!
  15. Dear Christie, this sounds great. I love the creaminess and the combo of yogurt, sour cream and mayo. Fun for a party. xo, Catherine
  16. I can just imagine dipping all types of veggies in this dip! I think I need to get another basil plan too. Mine pooped out on me when I transplanted it!
  17. Love your recipe. I'm all over Greek yogurt so I am going to have to give this a try. Your story reminded me of Thanksgiving at my aunts house. My cousins (all male) are so funny to be around and everyone is always laughing and having a great time with their stories (usually of remembering stuff from their childhood!))
  18. Love the addition of the Greek Yogurt and anchovy paste, so many of my family members don't like anchovies, I love them :-) Beautiful colors!
  19. This sounds delicious! Bright and fresh and perfect for spring! :)
  20. I love that you used Greek yogurt! What a fantastic and flavorful recipe!
  21. Are all the herbs fresh? Or dried? Or both? I've never seen fresh tarragon, but love it dried.

Trackbacks

  1. […] you want to be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Green Goddess Dip, subscribe by email below. You won’t want to miss […]
  2. […] easy weeknight dinner.  Go fish! If you want to be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Green Goddess Dip, subscribe by email below. You won’t want to miss it. […]
  3. […] you want to be sure to see Food Done Light’s next recipe, Green Goddess Dip, subscribe by email below. You won’t want to miss […]

Speak Your Mind

*