Recipe

Creamy Artichoke-Spinach Dip

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

4 hours, 55 minutes; 20 minutes active

Servings: 

6

A rich cashew cream stands in for mayo, sour cream and cheese in this outstanding, crowd-pleasing dip.  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 14-ounce can small artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons panko (optional)
  • Toast or crackers

Preparation

  1. Place cashews in a bowl of cool water in the refrigerator at least 4 hours prior to preparation.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly oil an 8-inch square or 1-quart round baking dish and reserve.
  3. Place the drained cashews, water, lemon juice and olive oil in a blender and blend until very smooth, scraping down as necessary. When smooth, add the garlic, nutritional yeast, salt and turmeric and blend to mix well.
  4. Scrape the puree into a large bowl and stir in the spinach and artichoke hearts. Spread in the baking pan and sprinkle with panko, if desired.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until hot and slightly browned on top. The dip can be prepared and refrigerated, tightly wrapped, up to 2 days before baking. Once baked, cover and refrigerate the cooled dip for up to 4 days.

Tips & Notes

Skip the panko crumbs for a gluten-free dip and serve with gluten-free crackers. 

Nutritional Information

550 calories, 40 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 490 mg. sodium, 39 g. carbohydrate, 11 g. fiber, 18 g. protein