Herbed Spinach Dip

For a spinach dip to really taste good, we found that both the ingredients and the method were key

By America's Test Kitchen
This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in October 2018 shows Herbed Spinach Dip in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "All-Time Best Appetizers." (Joe Keller/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Spinach dip can feel like the responsible, healthy choice on an appetizer buffet but that doesn’t mean it has to be bland or boring. For a spinach dip to really taste good, we found that both the ingredients and the method were key.

We packed tons of flavor into our spinach dip with herbs, red bell pepper, scallions, garlic, and even a little kick of hot sauce. For the mixing method, we used the food processor to help distribute the spinach evenly throughout the dip.

This method also made it easy to add other flavors to the dip for our creative variations. The garlic must be minced or pressed before going into the food processor or the dip will contain large chunks of garlic. Serve with crudites.

Herbed Spinach Dip
Servings: 4-6

Start to finish: 1 hour

10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped fine

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves

3 scallions, sliced thin

1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and pepper

Process all ingredients with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in food processor until well combined, about 1 minute. Transfer to serving bowl, cover, and refrigerate until flavors have blended, at least 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit https://www.americastestkitchen.com. Find more recipes like Herbed Spinach Dip in “All-Time Best Appetizers.”

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