I have been working on this recipe for a couple of years now. Spinach artichoke dip has always been a favorite of mine; when I was an omnivore, vegetarian, and vegan. It’s amazing!
This recipe is by no means healthy, besides the actual vegetables in it… but it’s worth the calories. You will learn that this is not a health food blog… as much as I would like to eat all those beautiful salads and such, I just love my comfort food.
Here it is.
VEGAN SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
Serves 6 (at least!)
2 C Daiya Mozzarella Shreds (1 bag)
16 oz. Tofutti Sour Cream
8 oz. Tofutti Cream Cheese
1/2 C Earth Balance Buttery Spread
10 oz. Frozen Spinach (thawed, drained, squeezed)
14 oz. Can Artichoke Hearts (drained, rinsed, chopped, leave a little chunky)
4 oz. Can Diced Jalapenos (It is a little spicy, 1-2 oz. for less spice, or not at all)
2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
1/4 tsp. White Pepper
1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
1. Melt sour cream, cream cheese, and butter in a medium sized pot on medium heat. Whisk together until combined.
2. Add your cheese. Daiya melts best at higher temperatures. Temporarily increase your heat while whisking until cheese is melted.
3. Lower heat to low-medium. Add in the rest of your ingredients. Whisk until combined.
4. Let cook on the stove, while stirring frequently, for at least 15 minutes. The longer the dip cooks/sits the better the flavor comes out.
5. Serve with chips, crackers, on sandwiches, in wraps, or however you please!
I highly recommend you do not substitute brands ever on my blog. If I give a specific brand it is because that is what I used to make it. I make no guarantees otherwise.
The first time I made the dip I ate it right away and it didn’t have much flavor, but the next day it did. This last time I made it, I let it cook on the stove longer, and the flavors came out right away.
This dip is a little spicy! I love it that way. If you don’t like spicy, then you could do 1/2 the jalapenos, or none at all. It is still good without the jalapenos, but I still highly recommend them. It is definitely too spicy for the young kiddos with the jalapenos, unless they happen to like pretty spice stuff.
This dip is not cheap to make. But it makes a ton, and it’s worth it – you’ll see.
Approximately $2.92 per serving.
HINT: Tofutti will mail you coupons if you email them and ask. You can also get Daiya coupons through their FB sometimes.
(I’m all about saving money, you’ll learn more about that later…)