Herbed Spinach Dip



  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • ½ medium red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped fine
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill or 1 tsp dried
  • 3 medium scallions, sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove, minced***
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp Tabasco
  • ¼ tsp pepper

***The garlic must be minced or pressed before going into the food processor or else the dip will contain large chunks of garlic.



  • Process all ingredients in a food processor until well combined, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer to serving bowl and refrigerate until the flavors have blended, at least 1 hour.



1. Spinach dip with blue cheese and bacon:

    • Omit the red bell pepper, dill, salt and Tabasco.
    • Add 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese to food processor along with the spinach.
    • Sprinkle with 2 slices crisp, crumbles bacon before serving.


2. Spinach dip with feta, lemon and oregano:

    • Omit the red bell pepper, dill and salt.
    • Add 2 tbsp fresh oregano, ½ cup crumbled feta cheese, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp grated lemon zest to the food processor with the spinach. Salt to taste.


3. Cilantro-Lime Spinach Dip

    • This dip is good served with tortilla chips.
    • Omit the red bell pepper, dill and Tabasco.
    • Add ¼ cup packed cilantro, 1 tbsp chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, 1 tbsp fresh lime juice, ½ tsp grated lime zest, ½ tsp light brown sugar, and 1/8 tsp cumin to the food processor along with the spinach.
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