Vegan Spinach Dip

This past weekend, we had our dear friend Katie Kaiser from Stanford visit.  In addition to being a great friend, she is one of the most phenomenal cooks I have ever encountered — as I still remember all her dinner parties during Business School and the meals she put together. So I asked her if we could cook together so I could learn some of her tips, skills, and recipes. POT OF GOLD! We cooked up a storm and she taught me so much — stay tuned for her various recipes that will be featured on the blog, Thank you, Kaiser! We love you! And so here is one of her recipes, delicious Vegan Spinach Dip!

 

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

Ingredients

Tools (plus a cuisinart)

Tools (plus a cuisinart)

* Bag of Spinach

* 1 clove of garlic

* 1/2 cup of olive oil

* 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs

* 1/2 cup of raw almonds

* 1/2 cup of water

* zest from a full lemon

* juice from half a lemon

* salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

 

Roast

Roast the almonds for 7 minutes

Breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs

Add water

Add water and mix

clumps

Clumpy paste

Green

Green! Spinach! Power! Muscles!

zest

Zest (of life)

blanch

Blanch the spinach

squeeze

Squeeze out the liquid

add

In cuisinart, add all the ingredients together.

bread crumb mixture

Add bread crumb mixture

blend

Blend all together

creamy

Check out the cream-less creaminess!

spoon

So good you can just eat solo with a spoon

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Or you can be more sophisticated and make some pita chips

triangles

Cut into triangles

pretty

Pretty polygons

tada

Oh me oh my

 

The dip tastes so creamy and rich, but there is no cream! No cheese! No milk! Not only is it super healthy and colorful, but delicious, too! It is a huge hit as an appetizer before dinner, or served at a party (HINT — New Year’s Eve get together?) Have a great weekend — and if you are traveling, best of luck!

 

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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4 Comments

  1. I just decided to do the vegan lifestyle…so glad i found this post! I will have to try this out as one of my snacks! Thanks for the great post!

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