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Easy Vegan Spinach Dip (Dairy-Free)

Dunk your favorite snacks with this dairy-free spinach dip. This plant-based condiment is a mouthwatering culinary concoction that’s perfect for any occasion.

Bursting with vibrant green goodness and savory flavors that are blended together in harmony. 

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This creamy and flavorful vegan dip is also delicious with crackers, polenta chipsfocaccia bread, and even fresh veggies, you name it!

Whether it’s movie night, gaming parties, or you just need a comforting dip that can serve your snack anytime. 

And with the use of frozen spinach for this dip makes it a whole lot more convenient and budget-friendly.

Besides, spinach is also a great source of nutrients that will ensure us guilt-free snacking. It’s a perfect match made in casual snacking heaven!

Let us dip, munch, and repeat! 😁

Dairy-Free Spinach Dip – 🌟 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

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  • It’s a creamy vegan spinach dip made with garlic and nuts that are dairy-free.
  • This will entice you to eat more veggies.
  • You’ll want to serve this with your favorite snacks when guests come over.

Ingredients Needed To Make Vegan Spinach Dip Recipe

I recommend using frozen spinach in this recipe. It just makes the whole process much easier.

The spinach gives this dip a savory and vibrant flavor. The nutritional yeast also emphasizes that savory taste. It also gives this dip a cheesy flavor.

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This recipe makes about 1 pint/500ml, prep time: 15 minutes, soak time: 8 hours, rest time: 1 hour (optional).

  • 1 cup/125g raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • ½ cup/120ml almond milk (or other unflavored dairy free milk)
  • 4 tbsp/20g nutritional yeast
  • 3 cloves/15g fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp/15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp/3g onion powder
  • ½ tsp/ ½ g dried dill
  • ½ tsp/ ½ g crushed red pepper flakes (or more for a spicy spinach dip)
  • ½ tsp/3g coarse salt
  • ¾ cup/140g drained frozen chopped spinach cubes (from about 300g before defrosting)
  • 2 tbsp/7g finely chopped fresh parsley

To Make This Recipe

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  1. Soak the raw cashews in water and leave them in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain. Add the drained cashews and the almond milk to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Add the peeled garlic cloves, nutritional yeast, onion powder, and dill. Blend on high until it turns smooth again. Take the time to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender and stir the mixture to make sure everything is blended and to get rid of the nutritional yeast that will accumulate.
  3. Season with salt, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Blend on low until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice as preferred.
  4. Add the chopped parsley and the drained spinach. Press the pulse button several times until everything is incorporated.
    For the best flavor and quality, place the spinach mixture in a covered container and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

Dip Ingredients Notes

This dairy-free dip can last up to 5 days if kept in a sealed container and in the fridge.  to 5 days.

Drain the spinach very well before using. Allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight while you are soaking the cashews, or defrost it in the microwave (without letting it get hot).

Then, squeeze out as much water as possible using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth.

Health Benefits Of Spinach

Spinach is a highly nutritious veggie and is a good source of various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, iron, calcium, and potassium.

It is also low in calories and contains fiber, making it a healthy addition to a balanced diet.

(Source: Healthline)

Tips, Variations, And Substitutions

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Almonds, chestnuts, pine nuts, or walnuts – this will still add the same nutty flavor to your dip.

Artichoke – To transform this recipe into a vegan spinach artichoke dip. This will also enhance the nutty taste and will add depth to the dip with its slightly bitter taste.

Vegan spicy mayo – To make this dip more creamy and add a tangy-sweet taste you can add vegan mayo as well.

Quick And Easy Vegan Appetizer Recipes – What to Serve With This Dip

Crackers – Just plain crackers are great for this spinach dip. You can make mini open-faced or closed sandwiches with just a few pieces of salted crackers.

Celery sticks – If you want a gluten-free experience you can dip your celery, carrots, or cucumber sticks in this dip.

Tortilla chips – I absolutely love this combination. This is great for having guests over for a sports event, game night, or movie night. Tortilla chips are also a gluten-free snack which is a win-win.

Gluten-free bread rolls – This will turn your appetizer into a bread bowl. Just tear up a piece of the bread and dunk it in the spinach dip.

Pretzels – Either the small crunchy ones or the big fluffy ones will do. Just like the bread bowl this will be a filling element to your app.

Use your imagination. As this is a versatile condiment you can use this section as a guide but there are tons of finger food that will go well with this. From polenta fries to using this as a filling for fried dumplings or pasta.

How To Store Spinach Dip

If ever you have leftover spinach dip you can store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it to extend its shelf life. Ideally, it’s best consumed within 3 days.

You can also freeze this dip but note that it will lose some of its quality. Just thaw the vegan dip to room temperature.

Letting it thaw in the refrigerator will ensure that the dip is useable. It will last up to 1 month in the freezer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How Do I Turn This Into A Spinach Artichoke Dip?

Just add artichokes to this recipe. By adding artichokes, the dip will taste more nutty. The bitterness will also add depth to the already savory condiment.

2. How Do I Make Spinach Dip Into An Appetizer?

Pair it with your favorite snacks and veggie sticks. You can use tortilla chips, celery sticks, and more.

Refer to our article to learn what to serve with our spinach dip.

3. Why Will I Love This Dip?

It’s a versatile dip that can be used for just about anything. which is great for movie nights or game nights with family and friends.

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Vegan Spinach Dip Recipe

Looking for a delicious dairy-free spinach dip? Check out this easy vegan recipe that will satisfy all your cravings.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
soaking cashews: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 1 pint/500ml
Calories: 871kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • ¾ cup  frozen chopped spinach drained, (from about 300g before defrosting)
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley stem removed, finely chopped
  • ½ cup almond milk (or other unflavored non-dairy milk)
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more for a spicy spinach dip)
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Soak the raw cashews in water and leave them in the fridge for at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain. Add the drained cashews and the almond milk to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  • Add the peeled garlic cloves, nutritional yeast, onion powder, and dill. Blend on high until it turns smooth again. Take the time to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender and stir the mixture to make sure everything is blended and to get rid of the nutritional yeast that will accumulate.
  • Season with salt, pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Blend on low until thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust salt and lemon juice as preferred.
  • Add the chopped parsley and the drained spinach (Note1). Press the pulse button several times until everything is incorporated.
    For the best flavor and quality, place the spinach mixture in a covered container and chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving (Note2).

Notes

(Note 1) –
Drain the spinach very well before using. Allow it to defrost in the fridge overnight while you are soaking the cashews or defrost it in the microwave (without letting it get hot). Then squeeze out as much water as possible using a fine mess sieve or cheese cloth.
 
(Note 2) –
This dip can be stored in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 871kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Sodium: 1349mg | Potassium: 1584mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 705IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 11mg

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