How to Make Spinach Dip?– A Great Healthy Appetizer

Spinach Dip

Whenever I have a potluck, my guests always ask me to make spinach dip. Even though at one point the recipe seemed repetitive, it didn’t matter because the spinach dip was highly requested. Spinach dip is so healthy and delicious that even people who hate the sour cream and mayonnaise combination will love it! If you have never tried this recipe before, try it once and you will be amazed at the wonderful taste. Spinach dip can also be served with a variety of finger foods such as a tray of vegetables or assorted chips (my favorite is to toast it on some sourdough bread).

Fresh spinach
Fresh spinach | Source

Here how you make spinach dip:

Ingredients:

1 package (10 oz.) chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 16 oz. sour cream(Fat free)
1 cup mayonnaise(Fat Free)
1 pkg. Knorr Swiss dried vegetable soup mix ( package has recipe on the back)
1.8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped. 3 green onions, finely chopped

iIngredients
iIngredients | Source

Procedure:

First you need to thaw chopped spinach in microwave. Then squeezed dry the spinach. Now mix together spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, soup mix, water chestnuts, and green onions in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate it, at least for 2 hours. Blend well before serving.You can serve it with sourdough bread, crackers or vegetable sticks.This healthy appetizer is perfect for any occasion, large or small gatherings.

Spinach dip ready
Spinach dip ready | Source

More Spinach Recipes

1. Sauteed Spinach:

Saute 1 cloves of minced garlic in ½ tablespoon of olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in 1 bunch of spinach. Stir until spinach begins to soften, season with sea salt and pepper and squeeze the juice of lemon over it. This makes 2 serving and contains 74 calories in each serving.

2. Scrambled Egg:

Cook 1 bunch of spinach until it softens. Then beat 2 eggs, season with salt, pepper & ½ spoon olive oil and add to skillet. Scramble it. Now add cooked spinach and blend it good. This makes 1 serving and contains 119 calories.

3. Spinach with Potato(Indian style)

Ingredients:

  • Chopped spinach 2 bunch
  • 2 cut potatoes in pieces
  • 3 garlic pods cut in small pieces
  • Small piece of ginger
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1tsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste

In medium pan add garlic, ginger, green chilies and one teaspoon of olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes then add chopped potatoes.Cook potatoes until golden brown. Add turmeric, cumin powder salt and mix them well. Add spinach and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes. This recipe goes well with rice,wheat tortilla or Naan.

Health benefit of Spinach:

  • It contains only 2% fat per bunch making it an ideal vegetable or low fat food
  • Fiber found in one bunch makes 20-30% of your daily value of fiber and helps in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar.
  • Contain Vitamin A, C and K, foliate, vitamins E, B6, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium, all serve as powerful antioxidants that combat the onset of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
  • Contain minerals like Calcium, iron (54%), magnesium (67%), potassium (54%) and manganese (152%).
  • Spinach also protects you against many weight-related problems.
  • Vitamin K in spinach, enhances nervous system health and improves brain functions and bone health.
  • Packed with antioxidant that reduces blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
  • Antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin are especially plentiful in spinach and protect the eye from cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
  • The high amount of vitamin A in spinach also promotes healthy skin by allowing for proper moisture retention in the epidermis, thus fighting psoriasis, acne and even wrinkles.

There are so many health benefits associated with spinach. All you need to know is how to introduce spinach into your diet. How about start with replacing iceberg lettuce with spinach in your salad. Enjoy!

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rick combe 4 years ago from USA

Thanks for the dip recipe. I've eaten and enjoyed spinach dip many times but never thought to make my own. To the other readers-try the eggs! Greens and eggs are one of my favorite simple dishes, once you try it you will be hooked for life.


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daborn7 4 years ago from California

Very nice! I love spinach and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate it into my dishes. I have also been looking for a good spinach dip recipe. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I will definitely give it a try sometime soon!


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J.S.Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Great looking Hub! I love the photos. I was never a big spinach fan but I try to eat it occasionally for its health benefits. I prefer it raw rather than cooked. This looks like it is delicious! Voted up and SHARING!

JSMatthew~


susanm23b 4 years ago

Your recipes look delicious! I love spinach and eat it often. It's so healthy. One of my favorite recipes is to wilt spinach and add to eggs and cheese to make fritata. Yum!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

This is one of my favorites. I will try this. It would be so much better with fresh spinach. Thanks for sharing this!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thank you rick combe for stopping by and commenting .Great suggestion to try the eggs with this recipe. I really appreciate it.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

daborn7 thank you for visiting this hub and leaving valuable comments. Take care.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

J.S.Matthew thank you for your kind words comments and feedback. I really appreciate it.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thank you so much for your visit and comments tammyswallow. Yes,it taste better with fresh spinach. Thanks.


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

Thanks for the recipe another fine way of eating healthy. :)


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Yes. Eat healthy and live healthy. Thanks for visiting cebutouristspot.


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Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

I love spinach in any form! It is the rest of my family who doesn't. One of my daughters will eat it raw and my other daughter doesn't like spinach or lettuce. My honey won't eat spinach either.

I will have to try this spinach dip, I am sure I can get the girls to at least try it. If not, more for me-it sounds quite yummy :)


wwolfs 4 years ago

What a great appetizer! I love spinach and have just recently tried spinach dip. Have never thought about trying it with eggs though. Something about greens and eggs sounds so healthy and tasty! Great hub.

Voted awesome!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thank you so much for your nice comments Dawn Conklin. Yes, You got to try this recipe. Good Luck!


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

Yummy! Makes me want to jump right through the screen and gobble them all up. Looking forward to trying these recipes. Voted up and useful and definitely bookmarking!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Hi HubTub. How are you? Thanks for your vote and comments. Take care.


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

You're welcome. Doing well...just trying to spend some time monetizing. ;)


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Great!Have a nice day.


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HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

Thank you! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks. You too.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

This looks like something yummy and healthy to try at my next party. Voting this Up and Useful.


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

These look like great recipes - I especially like the spinach dip - I love spinach, so I will definitely try this one in the near future - B.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and comments.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I'm the one that makes the spinach for parties too. My recipe is the same as yours but without the mayo. It's just a preference whether to make it with or without the mayo. Great recipes and great information about spinach's health benefits. I also enjoyed the pictures :-)I hit many buttons.


Brenda Durham 4 years ago

I've got to try this spinach dip recipe, it sounds great, and I love spinach! Bookmarked this hub and thanks so much for it, urmilashukla23.


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emilybee 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this hub. I'm glad I found some uses for spinach, I have a package in my fridge I was using for little spinach pies but needed other ideas too!! Voted up!


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and voting up, Alcosin! Take care.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Billips! Take care.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting,Minnetonka Twin! Take care.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Brenda Durham! Take care.


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urmilashukla23 4 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, emilybee. I am glad that you found this recipe helpful.


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Spinach is one of the foods I can eat every day and never grow tired of it...I like the recipe (especially during the football and hockey season). Good job here...cheers


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urmilashukla23 3 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA Author

Sorry for the delay response, not as active as I should be these days due to my health issue. Thanks for visiting and reading the article.

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