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 1 bowl for snacking or sharing

Whip up this easy spinach dip recipe yourself in just 5 minutes or less. Store-bought spinach dip often has sugar or other additives and this one tastes better than store-bought too. You don't have to use a food processor, but it does break the spinach down more for a smoother dip. If you want to further reduce the carbs, you can replace up to half of the sour cream with regular mayonnaise. Any "fat level" of sour cream can be used (but watch for added sugar).


  • 1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cup of sour cream (see note above)
  • Seasoning:
  • Either 4 teaspoons of a salad seasoning such as Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch (see below)
  • OR
  • 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


If you're using a food processor, pulse the spinach alone a few times. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. If not using a food processor, stir to combine the ingredients in a bowl.

Link to Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning

Nutritional Information: Entire recipe has 22 grams effective carbohydrate (can be reduced with the substitution of mayonnaise as described above) plus 9 grams of fiber, 20 grams of protein, and 830 calories.

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

  • Red Cabbage: In addition to hollowing out a large red cabbage to serve the cold spinach dip in, you can take a few slices of it and dip to enjoy the dip and a little cabbage crunch. The great nutritional value in red cabbage is the perfect complement to this spinach dip recipe.
  • Orange, red, green or yellow peppers: Peppers are sometimes added to dips for color and texture, but don't chop up all of the peppers. Cut them in slivers and use them as dippers. The mild flavors of peppers won't throw off the flavor in the dip and the different colors of peppers available leaves room for a variety of ways to serve them.

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