Avocado Spinach Dip – So good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!

Got company coming? Looking for something to serve to keep their tummies satisfied while you’re busy cooking up a storm?

Or maybe you’ve been invited to a party and were asked to bring some munchies…

No, wait, I know: movie night is taking place right in your living room tonight, or maybe you just need something to snack on while you’re watching the game…

Or it could be that you only need to take care of a sudden snack attack.

Whatever the case may be, just put that bag of potato chips right back where you found it (which should be on a shelf at the store, right?) and make room for this gorgeous platter of crudités!

Avocado Spinach Dip | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

What’s that you say? Crudités are boring? No way! Not when you serve them with some delicious dip

Not just any dip, though! Most dips, especially store bought, are loaded with all sorts of nasties and unhealthy fat, so you might want to leave them right next to that bag of potato chips.

Not this one, however…

Avocado Spinach Dip | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

This dip right here is super healthy, nutrition packed and incredibly delicious. In fact, it’s so tasty that you’re gonna want to eat it by the spoonful…

And you probably should, too!

So go ahead, gather a few ingredients, take your food processor for a spin, and in less time than it took you to read this post, you’ll be all set with a beautiful bowl of delicious dip.

All you need now are a bunch of crudités… or a spoon!

Avocado Spinach Dip

Yield: Yields approx. 3 cups

Nutritional information is based on 1/6 recipe

Avocado Spinach Dip

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup home made paleo mayo
  • The juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp unpasteurized honey
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • Pinch Himalayan or fine sea salt
  • Few grinds freshly cracked pepper
  • 300g baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 50g sundried tomatoes, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the spinach for a minute or two, until just wilted. Squeeze dry and set aside.
  2. Add avocado, mayo, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper to the bowl of a small foor processor and process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add spinach, water chestnuts and sundried tomatoes and process on pulse until well combined.
  4. Chill for a few hours before serving to allow for flavors to fully develop (not absolutely necessary but preferable); to avoid discoloration, cover with plastic film placed directly on top of the dip (in direct contact with the dip)
  5. This will keep in the fridge for a few days, so long as you keep it well covered and avoid contact with air.
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Avocado Spinach Dip | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Avocado Spinach Dip | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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Comments

  1. says

    What, no protein powder? ;-).

    This looks de.lish Sonia and you’ve packed in so many goodies. Love the homemade mayo and the water chestnuts are a great idea for texture and crunch. Yum on the sundried tomatoes with your spinach too – a mountain of goodness you’ve put together for us here. Can I pop in for lunch? ;O)

  2. Yaou says

    Avocado Nutrition Facts – Part 1:
    If you could ever think of a single fruit that contains all the essential nutrients you need – water, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, what would that be? You might not be able to think of anything that’s completely nutritious, right? This is because most of the fruits we know only contain either a high concentration of water or vitamins and minerals, but none of the fats and carbohydrates. Come to think of it, is there really a fruit that contains all these nutrients? The answer is YES. Considered as “the complete food,” the avocado fruit contains all the vitamins and minerals, as well as the important calories from fats and carbohydrates needed to sustain and promote a sound mind and body. Read on to find out many avocado nutrition facts….Read More : http://healthandfitnessoffers.blogspot.fr/2013/07/avocado-nutrition-facts-part-1.html

  3. Yaou says

    Avocado Nutrition Facts – Part 2:
    There are many surprising avocado nutrition facts such as that it beats banana when it comes to potassium content by 2-3X. The high potassium content in avocado aids in normal nerve and muscle activity, as well as to prevent kidney stone formation by reducing calcium excretion from the kidneys. Together with magnesium, potassium regulates blood pressure, thereby preventing heart diseases. Consider this along with other avocado nutrition facts, it contains a high level of folate, which is beneficial in stroke prevention. Some of the vitamin B complexes are also linked to lowering the risks of heart disease….Read More : http://healthandfitnessoffers.blogspot.fr/2013/07/avocado-nutrition-facts-part-2.html

  4. Clara says

    Hi,

    I just discovered your blog and am in heaven! My boyfriend and I just transitioned to the Paleo diet and have been searching for some healthier snack alternatives (and any other fun recipes). This one looks like it could be my new best friend, but I’m a novice cook and wanted to ask – how do you cook your spinach? Thanks!

    • says

      Thanks much for your kind words, Clara. A little bit of exploration on this site will more than likely result in your finding one or two tasty snack recipes that you’ll want to try! And maybe a few others, too, like breakfast or dinner…

      As for how my preferred method for cooking spinach, what I like to do is chop it up roughly, place it in a bowl and throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to a minute, until it just starts to wilt.

      Hope this helps and if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. :)

  5. says

    My hubby was just wishing we had some dip ingredients on hand to go with our pizza tonight. This would have been perfect! I love how hearty and loaded it looks :)

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