Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spinach Dip

My friend C is a dietitian, and she does her best to make recipes healthier when possible.  Sometimes this results in disaster (which she never serves us) and sometimes it results in major success.  She made spinach dip for us and I couldn't get it out of my head because it was so good.  I called her the other day to get the recipe, so this is a rough copy of her version.

C's Spinach Dip
1 container fat free sour cream
1 box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
half a red onion, chopped
1 packet of veggie dip

Mix ingredients together, serve with chips (tortilla or pita work best since it's a heartier dip)

I am not a dietician, so I made a fattier version.
Tracie's Spinach Dip
1 bag of fresh spinach, rinsed
1 16 oz container of sour cream
1 packet onion soup mix
half a red onion, chopped

1. Boil a pot of water.  When it's boiling, toss in the rinsed spinach and blanch for ~1minute.  Immediately drain the spinach in a colander and run it under cold water so all the spinach is cool to touch.  Take the spinach in handfuls and squeeze out the excess water (the spinach is gonna reduce in size significantly). Once you've gotten all the water out of the spinach, roughly chop the spinach.  You can skip all of this by using the frozen chopped spinach that has been thawed and drained.  Just make sure you get all of the water out of it.
2. Combine spinach, onion soup mix, red onion and sour cream.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes so the flavors meld.  Serve with tortilla/pita/bagel chips/raw veggies.  We also put this on a baked potato to mix things up.

1 comment:

  1. yay! i'm glad you like it :) after you reminded me of it i went and made it for roger when he was visiting :)