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How to make spinach dip with fresh or frozen spinach

Updated on December 7, 2015
Spinach dip and crackers
Spinach dip and crackers

Fresh Spinach Dip

Yum, spinach dip and home made too....This is my own spinach dip recipe and to tell you the truth it is addicting, and shhhhhh....even my kids like it. Try out this recipe it's a great dip for the obvious pumpernickle bread, but also veggie platters, crackers and spread on a wraps. And, because I included instructions on how to use fresh spinach you can make this with your fresh garden spinach and herbs, oh man it' so much better then store me...

Finally the recipe...

You will need

1 fresh bunch, 1 fresh bag or 1 bag of frozen spinach 8-10oz

1 cup sour cream

2/3 cup mayonnaise

½ tsp lemon juice

½ small onion, shredded

2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley or 1 of dried parsley

1 tsp chopped chives, or garlic chives

¼ tsp salt, pepper

½ tsp onion powder and paprika

***For extra texture, color or crunch try adding a handful of chopped or sliced water chestnuts, and or  ahandful of thinly shredded carrot.

Boil choppd spinach 2-3 minutes
Boil choppd spinach 2-3 minutes
Use fresh herbs and vegetables
Use fresh herbs and vegetables

Fresh spinach preparation

Remove any large steams on leaves, chop spinach thoroughly and boil for 2 ½ - 3minutes. Strain and rinse with cool water; let sit in strainer for 5-10 minutes, and then blot with paper towel to dry. Add sour cream and mayonnaise, mix well. Add remainder of ingredients, then chill, serve warm or cold with crusty bread, crackers or use a vegetable dip.

If using frozen spinach, let thaw then gently squeeze out water, or strain. Pat to dry and mix as directed above.

Creamy...spinach dip
Creamy...spinach dip


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    dhruma jariwala 5 years ago

    I am going to try this today

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    Lisa 5 years ago

    Made this 2 days ago with fresh spinach from our veggie garden. Its sooo good!

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    Regina 5 years ago

    I am going to try this with all my family tonight...we are more than 70... ^^...hopefully they are pleased with it...thank you very much...

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    Caressa 5 years ago

    Made this and it was awful.

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    Arina 5 years ago

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    Fannon Meador 5 years ago

    OMG family hates spinach. When the tasted it it was gone soon. We love it thanks. Keep up the good work!

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    Curtis 6 years ago

    Yummy in my tumy

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    Claudia 6 years ago

    I love spinach so im trying this recipe sounds delicious.

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    Brandon 6 years ago

    Im making this! Sounds awesome

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    patch101 6 years ago

    i love spinach too and im trying it right now

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    raguett 7 years ago

    great for this weekends Super Bowl

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    Moon Daisy 8 years ago from London

    Ooh, I'm a big fan of spinach, and this recipe sounds lovely. I'm going to try this when I get the chance, thanks!