Classic Spinach Dip

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30
  • Makes: 2 1/2 cups (625 mL)

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil 10 mL
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 10 cups packed baby spinach 2.5 L
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 125 mL
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until soft and starting to turn golden, 5 to 8 min.

  • Step 2

    Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 min. Set aside in fridge to cool completely, about 15 min.

  • Step 3

    Place spinach mixture in bowl of food processor. Add mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, about 30 sec.

Tip

To serve spinach dip the classic way, hollow out a large round pumpernickel or sourdough loaf, leaving a 1-in. (2.5-cm) thick "bowl". Fill bread bowl with dip. Dice remaining bread and use for dipping. Alternatively, serve with cut-up fresh vegetables: carrots, cucumber, celery, radishes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (2 tbsp, 30mL):
  • Calories 40
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 1 g
  • Sugar 0
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 70 mg