Really Good Vegan Spinach Tofu Dip (Even if You Hate Tofu/Vegan

"The olives really make this dip - don't omit them! :) I'm a diehard carnivore, but I was going to a potluck and wanted to bring a cheap, egg-free, dairy-free dish in case there were allergies or vegetarians there. I took about six recipes off the Internet, combined them and added a few more things, and it was great! I let it sit in the fridge for two days and just re-mixed it before serving. At the potluck, there was not a single vegetarian there, and they all liked this dip. Cayenne and grated carrot would probably be great in this and make it a more "traditional" spinach dip. You may want to start with less garlic if you're not a big fan."
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Ready In:
4 cups




  • Defrost spinach and squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
  • Drain tofu of any excess liquid.
  • Place tofu and oil in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer on high speed to combine them until creamy.
  • Add pepper, vegetable bouillon powder, dried basil, garlic powder, soy sauce, and lemon juice. Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  • On low speed, mix in onion, spinach, and olives.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge. Let it sit for at least 8 hours for the flavours to meld, preferably overnight.
  • Serve with crackers, bread, chips, or vegetables for dipping.

Questions & Replies

  1. Are you using silken , soft, medium or firm tofu?


  1. Nice of you to make a vegan dish when you eat meat.
  2. I used fresh spinach and massaged the cut spinach with my hands with the lemon juice until it broke down and got all soft. Yummy! I think adding chopped sundried tomatoes would be good too!
  3. The absolute most delicious dip I've ever made. I'm a new vegetarian and was very intimidated by tofu. I tested it on my family and they couldn't stop eating it. I'm making g batch 2 this weekend. Oh and recipe is accurate when it says don't omit olives. I don't even like kalamata olives but the hint of flavor they offer is the best part. I served multigrain crackers with it
  4. Excellent! This was a huge hit with a veggie/cracker tray I made for a party. I used chicken bouillon granules and shallot in place of onion. I also used light tofu. Great recipe, just great. Thanks!
  5. My boyfriend really liked this dip. I thought it was okay. (I combined his 5 starts with my 3.) The boullion was too strong and overpowered the dip. I think I was also expecting it to taste more lika a traditional spinich dip, but it's not.



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