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!
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…
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
- 1 ripe avocado
- ½ cup vegan mayonnaise, (use paleo mayo for paleo)
- The juice of ½ lime
- 1 tsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- Pinch Himalayan or fine sea salt
- Few grinds pepper
- 11 oz baby spinach leaves, chopped
- 1 cup water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 1.75 oz sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- Cook the spinach for a minute or two, until just wilted. Squeeze dry and set aside.
- Add avocado, mayo, lime juice, maple syrup, salt and pepper to the bowl of a small food processor and process until smooth and creamy.
- Add spinach, water chestnuts and sun dried tomatoes and process on pulse until well combined.
- 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)
- 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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14 Comments on “Avocado Spinach Dip – So good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!”
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)
Sure! Anytime, my friend. Anytime! Shall I set the table now?
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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!
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. 🙂
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 🙂
Ah! Save the recipe for the next Super Bowl, Loretta! 😉
Making it for a Super Bowl Party! Thanks
You never say what to do with the spinach. Sauté , boil, steam.
Mine looks nothing like your picture. It is totally green like my avocado, and the spinach was completely chopped up so that made it even greener. What did I do wrong. Going to chill it and hope it tastes better than it looks