Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Dip (3.5 Points, 4.5 Points Plus)

Yields 5 1/4 cups dip (serving size: 1/4 cup dip and about 6 pita wedges)


11 (6-inch) pita bread rounds
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes packed without oil
1 cup boiling water
1 (14-ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts drained and coarsely chopped
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
1 (8-ounce) tub light cream cheese softened
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Split each pita bread in half horizontally; cut each half into 6 wedges. Place pita wedges in a single layer on baking sheets; bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until toasted.

3. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and boiling water in a bowl; let stand for 1 hour or until soft.

4. Place artichokes and next 11 ingredients (through garlic) in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 1 hour. Drain tomatoes; stir into dip. Cover and cook 1 hour. Serve warm with toasted pita wedges.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 166 (26% from fat)
Fat: 4.8g (sat 2.9g)
Protein: 7.6g
Carbohydrate: 22.9g
Fiber: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 14mg
Iron: 1.4mg
Sodium: 429mg

Cooking Light, OCTOBER 2004