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


  1. This looks really good. Never would have bought to substitute Greek yogurt, but it seems common sense now that I see this recipe!

    1. True! I use Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream and heavy cream when I make cream sauces (which is...like... hardly ever but it's nice to have a better option).

  2. MMM!! I love greek yogurt - this sounds SOO goooodddd and i dont even like taco dip - the greek yogurt actually makes it sound better to me

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

    1. Plus the Greek yogurt makes it ridiculously filling so you eat less! I'm going to try a sour cream/ Greek yogurt mixture the next time I make onion dip.

  3. ohh that looks delicious!! yum I would love to have some right now and it's only 10am lol

    1. I think Taco Dip for breakfast works!! Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. It's was tasty. I think it still needs a bit of tweeking, but I'll take that as a compliment on my photography skills ;)

  5. I am seriously getting stuff to make this this weekend. I LOVE taco dip. LOVE it.