I have to start out by saying that I’ve never eaten any version of this dip in all it’s full fat, full dairy glory because when this became popular I was already a Nutritarian and the thought of eating all that stuff makes me cringe. If that’s the type you love then this might not be the recipe for you. But if you’re in search of a dip recipe that you can enjoy on a very clean diet then keep reading.
I do like artichokes and I love spinach dip so I figured eventually I’d try something tasty that would pass for a dip that I could enjoy freely without any guilt or fear of a heart attack 🙂 For parties I’d most likely add cashew butter to make it creamier.
Very Healthy Artichoke and Spinach Dip
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed well
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed then chopped
1 onion, finely chopped and sauteed until cooked very well
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
juice of 2 lemons
1/2 cup water
1 tsp garlic powder
freshly ground black pepper to taste
optional – a few dashes of a herb blend such as Mrs. Dash
optional – for a creamier party version add some cashew butter
Puree the beans, yeast, lemon juice and garlic powder in a high powered blender. If you opt to use cashew butter be sure to blend it there too.
Combine the pureed bean mixture and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and taste the dip. Add more lemon juice or black pepper if required.
Spread in a dish and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.