09 September 2012

Taco Dip with Greek Yogurt

On Pinterest the other day, I saw a lovely pin for Skinny Taco Dip that gave me a mad craving for the treat. Having tried numerous grocery store taco dips full of calories and little flavor, I decided to attempt my own. 

One problem: my husband hates cream cheese. Plus the cream cheese/ sour cream mixture is full of cholesterol. So I substituted nonfat Greek yogurt. For fun and to include more green & cooling foods in my life, I added a layer of fresh guacamole as well. And I must say...


As this is a party dip, it makes a lot.

Now you're craving taco dip, aren't you?

The results were worth the effort.

Taco Dip with Greek Yogurt

For the Dip:
16oz nonfat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning OR 1 packet of Taco Seasoning
8oz shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 head of shredded iceberg lettuce
3 tomatoes, chopped
15oz can of black olives, sliced
Chopped green onion as garnish

For the Guacamole: (optional)
3 avocados, mashed
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Tiny bit of chopped onion - to taste
2 dashes of tabasco
Pinch of Salt

In a medium bowl, mix yogurt with taco seasoning. Spread yogurt mixture evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 dish and chill in the fridge. 

Prepare the guacamole by mashing the avocados then adding all the ingredients listed. Also add 1 of the  chopped tomatoes. Spread guacamole evenly on top of the yogurt mixture.

Layer the rest of the ingredients in this order:
Black Olives
Green Onions