Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, February 4, 2011

Make Over BLT Dip

To finish off my week here with recipes to serve up or take with for the BIG GAME on Sunday...I made over a popular dip...the BLT Dip.  Reminiscent of a BLT sandwich, but without the lettuce, this lighter version has plenty of flavor.

I swapped out the pound of bacon most recipes called for with extra lean turkey bacon ( Jennie O makes a pretty good tasting version, although word has it Trader Joe's has a fantastic one!  ) , cut back on the amount of mayonnaise, added some 1/3 reduced fat cream cheese for body, and traded the full fat sour cream in for nonfat Greek yogurt.  For a boost of flavor I added a bit of garlic powder, salt and pepper, and green onion.  I used fresh tomatoes, because I had some "on the vine" ones that were fairly tasty, but finding good tasting tomatoes this time of year can be a bit of a challenge.  You could swap out the fresh tomatoes for a cup of canned petite diced ones, WELL DRAINED, if you like.  Be sure to use full fat mayonnaise.  The full fat mayonnaise gives a better flavor punch than the reduced fat versions.

Allow this dip to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.  We enjoyed this dip with crackers.  I am fond of the Special K multi-grain crackers at the moment, where you can get 17 little crunchy crackers for 2 points+...ok...yes, the crackers are incredibly small...but they do taste good! 


Make Over BLT Dip

Servings - 8   Serving size - about 1/4 cup   Points plus per serving - 2 points+
Calories - 84.3,   Total Fat - 6.1g,   Carb. - 3.1g,   Protein - 4.4g,   Fiber - 0.3g

2 slices of extra lean turkey bacon, cooked and finely chopped ( food processor works great for this)
1 cup plain, fat free Greek-style yogurt
3 oz. Reduced Fat Cream cheese, softened 
1/4 cup mayonnaise ( full fat)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup diced tomatoes ( with seeds and pulp removed )
1 -2 green onion, white and green parts, diced

1.  In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, fat free greek-style yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt, and pepper..  Mix well.  

2.  Mix in the bacon, tomatoes, and green onions reserving a little of each for garnish before serving.  ( I forgot to save a little bacon for the top when I made it)

3.  Refrigerate dip for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.  Stir before serving.  Garnish with reserved bacon, tomatoes, and green onions.  Serve with crackers or dipper of your choice. 

7 comments:

  1. Just checking...Do you use actual mayo for this and not miracle whip?

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  2. @ flemishe...yes, real mayo. I used Hellmanns.

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  3. Great sounding dip, nice re-make, going to be great for Sunday's game and snack table. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Love all your recipes for game day, but pretty sure my husbands requests for shrimp toast and artichoke dip don't fit the WW plan. :(

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  5. What time should Dennis and I come over on Sunday!? That dip looks worthy of booking a cross country flight!! (kidding about the flight of course, but not kidding that this dip looks AMAZING!!!) Have a great weekend.

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