10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

10-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

I don’t have many restaurant-associated food memories. Growing up, my family did most of our own cooking, even if that meant pouring a bowl of cereal on nights my parents were too tired to cook. My mom called this “buffet night” and got out the boxes of cereal for us to make our own dinners—it was awesome and it’s probably why I sometimes “treat” myself to cereal for dinner. I think most people probably have restaurant traditions or certain food memories that carry a lot of nostalgia. For Aaron, that would be getting DQ on Sundays after church, which is why he was very excited when I recreated a vegan mint oreo blizzard recently. Or when his family would go out for dinners at Olive Garden and he would eat all of the breadsticks and (some of) the salad. I remember when Aaron and I first met, he even took me to OG on one of our first dates…I had never heard of it.

The one restaurant food that does hold some nostalgia for me is spinach artichoke dip. Whenever I’d go shopping at the mall with my best friend and her mom, we’d inevitably end up somewhere like CPK or Cheesecake Factory and order spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer. It seemed kind of fancy at the time, and I loved the creamy, salty, artichoke-heavy dip. Anything with artichokes and/or olives makes me happy. I thought it must be healthy enough too, with spinach and all.

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

I had a sudden hankering for spinach artichoke dip the other week and so I set out to create a vegan version that is actually health-promoting instead of nap-inducing. Protein-rich cannellini beans make up the creamy base, with nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar for that cheesy tang, and of course, I loaded it up with spinach and artichoke hearts, some blended and some chopped for that perfect smooth/chunky texture.

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

This vegan spinach artichoke dip is easy. Even though simplified recipes are my niche, I’m always surprised at just how awesome this kind of food ends up being. The flavors are so much brighter and more satisfying when they’re not drowned in a bunch of dairy or extra oils, and you really can eat a giant bowl of this and feel awesome afterwards. With only 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep work, this is one home-cooked appetizer that far surpasses the restaurant offerings.

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

We’ve been enjoying our dip with super seedy and crunchy gluten-free crackers, but it would be great served atop toasted baguette rounds for a legit restaurant appetizer experience. Also, I have a feeling it will make for one killer sandwich spread.

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10-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

10-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: about 2 cups of dip


Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 10 mins

Creamy, salty, artichoke-heavy and loaded with good-for-you spinach. This easy, 10-ingredient vegan spinach artichoke dip will blow your favorite restaurant appetizer out of the water in terms of flavor and nutrition!

10-Minute Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip | picklesnhoney.com

10-Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Ingredients

  • one 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained & divided
  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 tablespoons filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 heaping cup frozen spinach, thawed, pressed to remove excess water & chopped
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • fine grain sea salt & pepper to taste

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: about 2 cups of dip

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Total Time: 10 mins

Creamy, salty, artichoke-heavy and loaded with good-for-you spinach. This easy, 10-ingredient vegan spinach artichoke dip will blow your favorite restaurant appetizer out of the water in terms of flavor and nutrition!

Instructions

  • Chop half of the artichoke hearts and set them aside. Place the other half in a food processor bowl with the cannellini beans, nutritional yeast, water, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until creamy.
  • Add the olive oil and garlic to a sauté pan and cook over medium heat until the garlic is golden brown. Add the spinach to the pan, stir, and heat through.
  • Transfer the dip from the food processor to a serving bowl and stir in the cooked spinach mixture, remaining chopped artichoke hearts, and green onion. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the dip with crackers, pita chips, or veggie sticks. It also makes a great sandwich spread.

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