This Homemade Spinach Dip recipe is cold, creamy, and perfect for entertaining! A quick and easy dip recipe made with Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, spinach, dry vegetable soup mix, green onions, and water chestnuts.
Spinach dip is the quintessential party dip, because it tastes great and is so simple to make. My recipe is a slightly healthier (but equally delicious) take on the classic spinach dip recipe.
Traditional spinach dip is made with heaps of sour cream to give it creaminess, whereas this recipe uses Greek yogurt instead. Greek yogurt has a similar creamy texture and tangy taste to sour cream, but is lower in fat and calories and higher in protein.
Spinach dip is also usually made with conventional mayonnaise, which contains chemically processed, unhealthy oils like soybean and canola. Rather than that, I use and recommend Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayonnaise, which is made with 100% pure avocado oil and cage-free eggs, and is refined sugar-free and non-GMO. While the fat content of avocado oil mayo looks high on the label (11g per serving), avocado oil is filled with what are considered good, healthy fats (the monounsaturated ones).
How do you make homemade spinach dip?
Begin by getting your spinach ready. If it’s still frozen, defrost it in the microwave. Once it has thawed, drain out any excess water.
Then, while holding your spinach over your sink, squeeze the spinach in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much liquid as possible. This important is to do, because it prevents the dip from getting watered down.
Next, mix up a creamy base of Greek yogurt and mayonnaise. Then, stir in some chopped water chestnuts, sliced green onions, and a packet of dry vegetable soup mix. Finally, stir in your prepared spinach and place it in the fridge to chill under you are ready to serve it.
What do you serve homemade spinach dip with?
You can serve your spinach dip with toasted baguette slices (like I’ve shown in the pictures) or chopped fresh vegetables. If you really want to impress your guests, you can serve your spinach dip in a pumpernickel bread bowl.
To make a pumpernickel bread bowl, hollow out the centre of a pumpernickel loaf. Then cut the bread from the centre of the loaf into small cubes and set them aside. Fill the hollowed-out cavity with your spinach dip and arrange the pumpernickel bread cubes around the base of the bowl.
For this Homemade Spinach Dip recipe, I recommend:
- Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix – For the best-tasting spinach dip, I highly recommend using Knorr vegetable soup mix.
- Avocado Oil Mayo – Using mayonnaise made with avocado oil makes this spinach dip recipe so much healthier. Conventional mayo is made with unhealthy oils like soybean and canola, so always opt for one that is made with cleaner ingredients!
If you make this Homemade Spinach Dip recipe, let me know! Rate it and leave a comment below, because I love hearing from you! 🙂
Homemade Spinach Dip
- Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl.
- Serve chilled with a sliced baguette or chopped fresh vegetables.
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