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Spanakopita Dip


  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups dip 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Greek Spinach Pie-inspired Dip is a fun twist on a classic appetizer, and SO easy to make! Full of cheesy flavors, this Spanakopita Dip is a great last-minute appetizer. Serve it with colorful chips or phyllo crackers for a Mediterranean escape. This dairy-free dip will be a hit with everyone!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup cashews
  • One small onion or shallot
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 3 small cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups frozen spinach (measured from frozen)
  • .5 cup dairy free milk (I used almond)
  • Juice of one half of a lemon (34 TBS)
  • .25 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh dill, optional
  • Pine nuts for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. Begin by boiling water. Add cashews to a heatproof bowl and submerge in boiling water for 10 minutes. This will soften them and make blending easier.
  2. While cashews are soaking, mince onion/shallot. Measure .25 cups for usage and set the rest aside for another recipe. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and add onion to sauté for 5 minutes, until golden. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more, stirring so that it does not burn. Season mixture with a pinch of salt, stir, and remove from heat.
  3. Thaw your frozen spinach by adding to to a microwave-safe plate and heating it for a minute or two in the microwave. Let cool a bit and carefully squeeze out excess water by pressing with your hands. It helps to do this over a strainer (the spinach will condense in volume a lot).
  4. Drain cashews and add them to a high speed blender with sautéed onion/garlic, 1 tsp salt, a few twists of black pepper, dairy-free milk, lemon juice, chopped parsley, dried oregano, and dill if using. Begin blending on a low speed, increasing gradually so that the mixture is nice and smooth.
  5. Season to taste adding salt for complexity, lemon juice for tang, or more herbs for brightness.
  6. Serve dip warm or cool with chips of choice.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup dip
  • Calories: 107 calories
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 332 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: spanakopita, dip, spinach, cheese, cashew cheese, appetizer, party