Healthier Spinach and Artichoke Dip

December 2, 2014

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Sharing Every Bite | Spinach and Artichoke Dip #glutenfree #soyfree #vegan #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

One of the most universally loved appetizers can now share the stage with its healthier and equally delicious counterpart. This one was a little tough to convert, especially without soy replacement for the mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream, but it's done! I'll admit, spinach and artichoke dip actually tastes phenomenal with all those things, but phenomenal comes at the price of thousands of calories. So here's a delightful alternative packed with protein and flavor with none of the trans fat.

 

So who's coming over to help me eat this before I devour it all myself?

 

 

Prep time: 5 minutes (+ Overnight to soak cashews)

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

 

Servings: 4

Calories: 323 per serving

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 c. roasted unsalted cashews (soaked over night 12+ hrs.)
  • 1/2 c. plain unsweetened flax milk
  • 3 large handfuls spinach (approx. 4 cups)
  • 2 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 Tbs. fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 c. white beans
  • 1/2 c. artichokes
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tbs. white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. spicy mustard
  • 1 Tbs. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt

 

 

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Directions:

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Blend cashews, flax milk, lemon, garlic, white beans, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, mustard, lemon pepper, nutritional yeast, and salt in a blender or food processor until very creamy.
  3. Pulse in half the spinach so it looks finely minced, but not smooth like the rest of the ingredients. (You'll notice in the pictures, I blended most of the spinach into oblivion... don't do that. lol)
  4. Chop the rest of the spinach into fine ribbons.
  5. Coarsely chop the artichokes.
  6. In a large bowl, fold the spinach, artichokes, and blended ingredients together.
  7. Pour in oven-safe bowl, soufflé dish, or other deep dish and bake for 25 minutes.

 

Sharing Every Bite | Spinach and Artichoke Dip #glutenfree #soyfree #vegan #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Spinach and Artichoke Dip #glutenfree #soyfree #vegan #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

You can serve with celery and other veggies, corn chips, or these addicting vegetable chips. Whatever floats your boat, it'll play nicely with this dip! Very excited to hear your thoughts about this one.