Dairy-Free

Garlicky Spinach Dip

Wow guests with this spread that’s served with rounds of French bread, raw veggies, or like hummus with pita wedges. The dip also makes a great sandwich filling with roasted vegetables and olives.

Wow guests with this spread that’s served with rounds of French bread, raw veggies, or like hummus with pita wedges. The dip also makes a great sandwich filling with roasted vegetables and olives.

Servings
3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 1 cup cubed French bread, preferably stale
  • 1 10-oz. pkg. chopped spinach, thawed
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and toast 7 to 10 minutes, or until light brown and fragrant. Cool 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place bread cubes in bowl and cover with 1/2 cup cold water. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes, then drain. Squeeze to remove excess water. Place bread, walnuts, spinach, and garlic in food processor, and purée 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add olive oil, lemon juice, and brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Purée until combined. To serve: Spread dip in shallow plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired.