Garlicky Spinach Dip (So Easy and Good!)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Goes well with pita bread, baguette, or even tortilla chips.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 12 lb Baby Spinach (can also use regular)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped (more if you like)
  • 1 slice peasant bread or 1 slice other white bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a bowl, pour 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over the bread.
  2. Turn the bread to coat and let stand until the bread is absorbed.
  3. Tear the olive-oil soaked bread into small pieces In a food processor finely chop the spinach.
  4. Add the bread, lemon juice and garlic and process until well blended Add the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and process to a fine puree.
  5. Scrape the puree into a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve at room temperature.


Most Helpful

This was fantastic!! Served it with toasted pita wedges to go with a meditteranian theme. It was gone in a matter of minutes, the best part of the meal for sure. However, I did add some nonfat sour cream to give it more of the traditional dip consistency. It will become a regular at our house

bugcka February 13, 2004

I couldn't get this to the right consistancy given the ingredients. I wound up adding creme fraiche and processing longer, which made a nice dip. This is very green, very nice. We are going to have it on slices of sour dough as an aperitif nibble. I can think of lots of other things to do with it, spread on sandwiches, maybe on fish as a condiment. I'll make it again, but with the creme fraiche, to get the dip-consistancy. Otherwise, recipe unchanged.

Kasha February 12, 2004

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