Healthy Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip

Healthy Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip with crackers on a blue cloth

I’m all about “toppers.”  In fact I’m working on a new category called, “Gourmet Done Skinny Jazz Toppers, ” and this Healthy Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip recipe will be definitely in that category. It’s so versatile! I use it on everything-as a dip with Lavash crackers (see recipe for crackers in the note section), in tortilla wraps with chicken, lettuce, and tomatoes, and as a topping for my turkey sliders and just recently I tried it as a base for a personal pan pizza.  (I’ll be doing a recipe with that one for sure!)  This Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip would also be good as a topper on steak and obviously it makes a fabulous salad dressing as well.

Healthy Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip

This Healthy Creamy Parmesan Herb Dressing and Dip is so versatile. It's great with crackers, spread over fish or chicken, on turkey burgers and makes a great salad dressing.  Because it's made with non-fat Greek yogurt it's low in calories and Smart Points. It also stores well in the refrigerator (you can keep it up to 2 weeks as long as the yogurt date is fine).
Weight Watchers Points: 1 Smart Point per tablespoon for all plans
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 32 tablespoons
Calories 32 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. non fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 T. light mayonnaise
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves minced or chopped (I do mine in food processor) about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T. or more fresh thyme or combination of thyme, rosemary, and basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a small non-stick skillet, add 2 T. olive oil and heat over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and toast for just a bit, just until slightly golden, do not let garlic burn. Allow to cool while chopping herbs.
  • Wash herbs and finely chop.  Add to cooling garlic mixture.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine yogurt, herb and oil mixture, lemon juice, mayonnaise and cheese.
  • You can use it immediately but I like it better after it sits a day. It will keep in the refrigerator for over a week as long as the yogurt date is still good.

Notes

If you want this to be more of a dressing, add a few drops of milk.
To make the Lavash Crackers:  Place 1 Joseph's Flax Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Lavash Bread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spray with oil.  Sprinkle kosher salt over all.  Sprinkle herbs such as dried oregano, granulated garlic, dried onions etc over all.  With a pizza cutter, cut into squares. Bake at 375° for about 5 minutes. Do not let it burn. Allow to cool on cookie sheet before removing. This cooling process helps, "crisp" them up. Only 2 Smart Points for the entire batch of crackers!

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 1.1gProtein: 2.4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 3.1mgSodium: 55.8mgSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 7.6IUVitamin C: 1.9mg
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Amy Lawrence

Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food, losing and maintaining weight. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

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