Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

This dip is soooooo easy and sooooo tasty. It’s one pot (if you have one that can do stove top and oven 🙂 ), vegan, gluten free and a crowd pleaser. I get requests to make this for basically every party I go anymore. I created this recipe while at Trader Joe’s and trying to come up with something Scott (my husband who is lactose intolerant) could enjoy when we go to parties. I wanted it to be something I could whip up after work and delicious enough other people who enjoy it too. The hard thing about food intolerances/preferences is people often don’t want to eat your food, but people want to eat this!


I got all of my ingredients from Trader Joe’s, but you can find them almost anywhere anymore. I found all these ingredients at the grocery store by my house as well.




Okay, enough stalling…

Ingredients

1 medium sweet onion (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
8 oz vegan cream cheese
16 oz coconut creamer (a pint)
1 pkg (12 oz) brocoli slaw
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen spinach

Olive oil, salt and pepper.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. On medium heat on your stove top, sauté the onion in olive oil until translucent. Add the broccoli (you may also need a little more olive oil) and continue to cook until it looks soft and darker in color. Add the garlic and sauté just a minute more.
  3. Add the coconut creamer and cream cheese. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the spinach.
  5. Once the spinach is fully incorporated add the salt and pepper.
  6. Place in the oven for 20-30 min or until you see browning around the edges (The top may not get very browned).

I’ve learned quite a few things in making this dip probably north of 20 times.

  • I like to wait to put the spinach in for a couple minutes to let the coconut creamer and cream cheese absorb the garlicky, oniony, broccoli, carrot flavor.
  • You can add a tbsp or so of some starch, I like to use potato flour, before you add the creamer to make it feel even thicker.
  • I have topped this with all kinds of things: bread crumbs, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast. They were all good, but it’s good naked too!
  • I occasionally add in some chili flakes or nutmeg just to change it up.

There you go! Enjoy!

Best,

Jess

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