Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Creamy Spinach Dip

It's always a good idea to have a great dip recipe in your arsenal.  You never know when you'll need it.  Whether you are bringing a dish to a pot luck, need a good snack for movie night or are having friends over for drinks, this dip fits the bill.  It's easy, but most importantly, it's delicious!  Here's the recipe:


1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
8 oz sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix (get it in the dry soup mix aisle)*

*This is just dry soup mix.  It has lots of dehydrated veggies in it.  The veggies plump up in the dip as it sits.

Thaw the spinach.  If you think ahead, you can put it in the fridge over night to thaw.  I usually don't think ahead, so I microwave it to thaw it out.  Just be sure to squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can!  You don't want watery dip, yuck.  I drain the spinach in a colander, then put it in a clean dish towel and squeeze until dry.

In a big bowl, mix sour cream, mayo and soup mix.  Stir in spinach and mix well.

Cover and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour.  This gives the veggies time to soak up moisture and lets the flavors marry.  This is a good one to make the day before you need it.  It gets better and better as it sits in the fridge!  (Not to say I haven't made it and eaten it immediately.  What can I say?  I couldn't wait!)

I serve this with a combo of chips, crackers, carrot and celery sticks.

It's always a big hit!  And you see just how easy it is.  Plus, no baking means it's perfect for summer (I avoid turning on the oven in the summer like I avoid Walmart on Black Friday).

So, print this recipe and keep it in mind this summer when you need a delicious dip for a special occasion or a not so special one!  Enjoy!

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