Saturday, January 29, 2011

Super Bowl Munchies: Spinach Dip

For a recent game night, I tried out a new spinach dip.

The base is pureed white beans -- and no, you can't really tell that's the base. Rather, you taste the garlic, spinach, and a hint of lemon.

The dip is creamy, and tasted great served cold or warm.  I divided the recipe in half; served half cold with veggies, and warmed the other half in the toaster oven until bubbly.  I sprinkled a layer of cheese atop the half that I baked... yum!

It would be an excellent {and healthier} addition to your Super Bowl Menu; perfect with Bagel Crisps.

Healthy Spinach Dip - Finding Joy in My Kitchen

1 can great white northern beans
1 T milk
1 heaping T sour cream
1/4 C spinach (I used frozen, cooked and drained)
2 T minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. lemon juice

Begin by pureeing the beans, garlic, milk, lemon juice and minced onion together in a blender.

Add salt and pepper, and continue pureeing until smooth.

Add in the sour cream and spinach, along with the Parmesan cheese.

Pulse a few times to blend well.

Serve cold aside fresh veggies, or warm up the dip in the toaster oven or oven until bubbly; serve with crackers, bagel crisps or pitas.

This post is linked to: Sundae Scoop, Potluck Sunday, Tasty Tuesday, URS, Diptacular


  1. Looks great! I wouldn't have thought it had beans in it. Great source of extra protein for the kiddos in my family!

  2. Oh yum! I love how green it is, and the fact that it has beans.

  3. OOOH! You have so got me wanting to start my Super Bowl cooking!! Got to add this to the list! Love that it has the beans in it. The family will never know!!

  4. What great color! This dip sounds really good and would be perfect for a super bowl party indeed!

  5. This dip looks wonderfully healthy!

  6. Hi Sno White,
    This will be a great addition to my Super Bowl list of goodies. It really looks healthy. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you are having a great week end!

  7. Healthy is always a good thing! Thank you for sharing @ Prairie Story... and please come pick up your Award!

  8. Great idea! I'll have to give it a try

  9. Hi Sno White - Love healthy dips and this looks yummy! You should share further at the from scratch hop:

  10. It's so pretty!!! I bet it tastes even better!!

  11. That was a really cool dip. I would love to try it. Looks delicious.
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  12. mmm! Healthy and looks delicious! I can't believe I've never tried this before!

  13. Yummo! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites!

  14. My husband wanted a snack and my daughter insisted it be healthy. Oh yum yum yum! This has been a delicious treat this afternoon! I made it with fresh spinach and served it with multi-grain pita chips. Everyone is happy and our tummy's are full.

    Thanks so much,
    Chipper Piecemaker


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you; especially how you're finding JOY in your kitchen.

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