Five-Minute Spinach Dip

spinach dip
Use vegetables to dip, or wrap some dip in a piece of lunch meat. nicolebranan/E+/Getty Images
Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 2 cups (315 calories)

Why buy prepackaged spinach dip when you can whip up this easy spinach dip recipe in just 5 minutes or less? This recipe is healthier—store-bought spinach dip often has sugar or other additives—and tastes better too. You don't have to use a food processor, but it does break down the spinach more for a smoother dip.

Ingredients

  • One 10 oz. package frozen chopped
  • spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free Greek or plain yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons of a salad dressing seasoning such as buttermilk ranch, or a mixture of the spices listed below
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon some kind of powdered herb such as Greek seasoning

Preparation

  1. If you're using a food processor, pulse the spinach on its own a few times.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend well.
  3. If not using a food processor, stir to combine the ingredients in a bowl.

Ingredient Substitutions and Cooking Tips

This dip is a great appetizer as a vegetable dip, or spread on cucumber rounds or other vegetables. (Jicama chips would add some crunch.) To add some zing to the dip, add chopped, cooked bacon and a little cayenne pepper or chopped jalapeno peppers depending on how hot you like it.

This dip looks beautiful in a hollowed out purple cabbage. But don't toss the extra cabbage—a few slices dipped in add a little cabbage crunch. The great nutritional value in purple cabbage is also the perfect complement to this spinach dip recipe.

Peppers are sometimes added to dips for color and texture but don't chop up all of the peppers to stir in. Cut orange, red, green, or yellow peppers into slivers and use them as dippers. The mild flavors of peppers won't throw off the flavor of the dip and the different colors make for a vibrant presentation.

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