By/ Last Modified On August 27, 2023
An Easy Spinach Dip using only 7 ingredients found in most kitchens. This cold spinach dip recipe is naturally gluten-free, low carb and keto making it a favorite easy dip recipe among many.
For more ideas, check out my Easy Gluten Free Recipes.
Spinach Dip Recipe
This healthy spinach dip is similar to the Knorr Spinach Dip but without the extra ingredients and fillers.
Don't get me wrong, I grew up eating the Knorr Spinach Dip and loved it.
But my recipe for this easy spinach dip uses minimal ingredients and it tastes incredible.
Plus, it's fresh and can be made anytime without any dip or soup packets.
Cold spinach dip is one of my favorite appetizers to serve at parties. It's naturally gluten-free if you make it from scratch, and this spinach dip recipe makes enough to serve a large crowd.
This easy spinach dip recipe makes about 4 cups worth of dip. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days, but I'd be surprised if it lasted that long.
What to serve with spinach dip
Cold spinach dip is often served in a bread bowl, but you can serve it in a ceramic bowl or a hollowed-out bell pepper too.
I like to serve this easy spinach dip recipe with an array of crackers, veggies, and sometimes tortilla chips (for an extra salty crunch). We highly recommend trying these Maine Crisp crackers.
I love serving sliced baguettes and crackers with fresh spinach dip.
You can keep this a low-carb or keto appetizer by serving it with fried cheese rounds, low-carb bread, and veggies.
How to make this creamy spinach dip recipe
Luckily cold spinach dip recipes are a mix-and-serve kind of appetizer. Here's how to make spinach dip:
- Thaw the spinach and squeeze as much water out as you can. Wring it like a towel, not kidding. Then chop up the spinach until it's fine.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Add in the spices and mix until well combined.
- Stir in the spinach.
- Mix until the spinach is evenly incorporated throughout the dip
- Serve cold with your favorite bread, chips, crackers, or chopped veggies.
You can serve this spinach dip right away, but I prefer to let it chill in the refrigerator for an hour or so. If you're grain-free or keto, you can serve this dip with Keto Tortilla Chips or Keto Crackers.
Homemade spinach dip Tips & Tricks
- Make sure all the water is gone from the spinach: squeeze the spinach between your fingers or simply wrap it in a few layers of paper towel
- You can use frozen spinach or freshly cooked spinach for the dip
- To lighten up the dip, use nonfat plain Greek yogurt
How to make the spinach dip recipe healthier?
Making this spinach dip is easy, but it contains a lot of mayonnaise. If you're looking for a healthier option, you can use low-fat cream cheese or low-fat sour cream instead.
What kind of bread is good with the spinach dip?
Can I make the spinach dip in advance?
Yes! You can assemble all the ingredients per instructions and then cover the dip with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the fridge for up to three days.
Can I freeze the spinach dip?
Absolutely! Once it's prepared and cooled, the dip can be stored in a freezer bag for up to one to three months. You can thaw the spinach dip in the fridge overnight and let it come to room temperature for 30 minutes.
Is this spinach dip recipe gluten-free?
Yes, this cold spinach dip recipe is naturally gluten-free.
Do I need to cook spinach for spinach dip?
Yes, if you use fresh spinach instead of frozen, you need to cook it before adding it to the dip.
How do you thicken spinach dip?
You can thicken the spinach dip by giving it a good stir and adding a bit more cream cheese.
Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen for spinach dip?
Yes. Chop the stems off of 12 ounces of fresh spinach and cook it in a skillet with a little oil.
Once the spinach has cooked down, let it cool to room temperature.
Squeeze the liquid out just like you would with frozen spinach.
You can use your hands or a paper towel. Spinach has a lot of liquid, so keep squeezing until no more big drops of liquid come out.
Once all the liquid is removed, chop the spinach and then add it to your healthy spinach dip.
Types of mayonnaise to use in spinach dip
I tested this spinach dip recipe with regular mayo, light mayo, avocado oil mayo, and coconut oil mayo. All were delicious but yielded slightly different results.
Regular full-fat mayonnaise - this was my favorite. It had the best flavor and texture overall.
Low-fat mayonnaise - the flavor was equally satisfying, just a little different, and the spinach dip was a smidgen runnier.
Avocado oil mayonnaise - I really like this version. It had a unique flavor and was on the healthier side.
Coconut oil mayonnaise - This version wasn't my favorite. You couldn't taste the coconut, but it had a vinegar zing to it.
I have used full-fat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream in this spinach dip recipe, but I haven't tried other substitutes for the mayonnaise.
If you like your spinach dip a little more garlicky, you can add an extra teaspoon of garlic powder.
What type of cheese is used for spinach dip?
If you want to make this simple spinach dip recipe with cheese, you can add in some parmesan and mozzarella.
More dips and appetizers
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- 10 oz. frozen spinach, chopped
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 1 ¼ cups sour cream
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Thaw the spinach and squeeze as much water out as you can. Wring it like a towel, not kidding.
- Chop up the spinach until its fine. The reason I recommend chopping it is because the spinach stems get stringy in the dip if you leave them whole. Even with pre chopped frozen spinach.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix the mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Add in the Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.
- Stir in the spinach and mix until everything is combined.
- Chill for at least an hour.
- Fresh spinach option - Chop the stems off of 12 ounces of fresh spinach and cook it in a skillet with a little oil. Once the spinach has cooked down, let it cool to room temperature. Squeeze the the liquid out just like you would with frozen spinach. You can use your hands or a paper towel. Spinach has a lot of liquid so keep squeezing until no more big drips of liquid come out. Once all the liquid is removed, chop the spinach and then add it to your dip.
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