Recipe: Paleo Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Posted on January 15 2019
It isn’t a party without spinach and artichoke dip, right? I’ve been to parties with people who really don’t like vegetables, but love spinach and artichoke dip! It’s honestly the perfect way to casually sneak in some vegetables that are disguised as a decadent snack. Well, in reality, spinach and artichoke dip is usually all cheese, sour cream and canola oil based mayo… not really that healthy for those who have food intolerances. Not this one! This spinach and artichoke dip is dairy free, AIP, paleo, and whole30 compliant!
This spinach and artichoke dip is so perfect for holiday parties, dinner gatherings, or as a game day snack. But honestly, it’s so easy to make and pretty cheap to do so that you may just wind up keeping for yourself as a little snack or side dish!
The spirit of Whole30 is to eat full meals and not sit down with a big bowl of chips and dip. But, if you moderate this recipe and eat it with vegetables it’s technically made with all compliant ingredients.
To keep it AIP, all you need to do is just eat it with veggies or a homemade AIP cracker… that’s it!
- 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups artichoke hearts
- 1/2 cup coconut cream, softened (use this or place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and use the cream on top)
- Optional- 1/3 cup chicken broth (see instructions)
- 2 tsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp parsley, chopped
- 3 cups spinach, finely chopped
First, steam the cauliflower by adding about 1/2 an inch of water to a pan and bring to a simmer. Add the cauliflower and cover the pan for 5-8 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft. Drain the excess water, and set the cauliflower aside.
Add the avocado oil to a frying pan and bring to medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until fragrant and translucent. Remove from the pan add to a blender and reserve about 1 tbsp of oil in the pan. Set aside.
Using a high-speed blender, combine all of the ingredients (reserving the spinach) and blend until smooth. Add the chicken broth to make the dip creamier if desired. Spoon into a bowl or serving dish and set aside.
Using the same frying pan, wilt the spinach on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir into the dip and mix well.
Serve the dip warm with simple mills crackers, or vegetables like celery and carrots for AIP & whole30.
See full Recipe here at: