Creamy Spinach Dip

The second dip that Minoo prepared in the South Arm Community Kitchen is a Creamy Spinach Dip.

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This Creamy Spinach Dip is made with fresh spinach unlike the one that I made with frozen chopped spinach which has a coarser texture . You can serve this dip with pita chips or crunchy vegetables or spread it on a sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 small shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 x 5-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces baby spinach
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

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Source: via Minoo

Tips: try to drain the excess liquid from the yogurt so that the dip is less liquidy; You can strain the yogurt over cheesecloth overnight to get a thicker consistency. Greek yogurt will be a good substitute.


Instructions

Creamy-Spinach-Dip-2Pulse shallot and water chestnuts in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
Creamy-Spinach-Dip-4Add cream cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt and lemon juice.

Pulse until just combined.

Creamy-Spinach-Dip-6Add spinach and pulse until incorporated.
Creamy-Spinach-Dip-7Lastly, add chives and pulse until incorporated.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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