This spinach dip recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a healthier version of the all-time classic party dip. It’s made with real food ingredients including fresh spinach and cottage cheese. This tasty dip is a great addition to a lunch box, and it makes the perfect after-school snack for kids.
Spinach dip is a classic at many gatherings across the country. It’s right up there with onion dip and ranch dip, and it’s likely a good source of spinach for those who don’t typically enjoy eating the green, leafy stuff.
But good gracious! The fat content on most containers of packaged dip is enough to send you running for your closest pair of big-boy-pants. And even then, you may have to leave the button undone.
So in the interest of saving you from all that running…. errr…. I mean, saving you from having to wear your big-boy-pants ~ehem~, here’s my version – a healthy spinach dip recipe, made with REAL FOOD INGREDIENTS.
OTHER HEALTHY DIP RECIPES:
Don’t stop at the spinach dip recipe! Here are other real food dips you can make for your next snacking session.
REAL FOOD SPINACH DIP RECIPE NOTES:
I use a package of frozen spinach to make the dip. If you want to use fresh spinach, you will need to steam cook it and then wring as much liquid as possible from the leaves.
Love spinach dip? Enjoy it without the mystery ingredients! This delicious real food spinach dip recipe is perfect for your next party or gathering!
Note that the data below is based on a 6 cup yield and a 1/2 cup serving.
- 1 (16 oz.) container cottage cheese
- 10 oz. bag frozen spinach, thawed
- 8 oz. can water chestnuts, chopped fine
- 2 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. dried parsley
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Using a blender, blend the cottage cheese until it is smooth and creamy.
Put the cottage cheese in a large mixing bowl, and add all other ingredients. Stir well.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 1/28/11.