This vegetarian spinach artichoke dip is a perfect game day recipe or any party. It’s perfect for dip with bread or chips. Can be made in 30 minutes or less
Today, I felt the need to make a cheesy recipe. A recipe that is filled with ooey gooey cheese and spinach and artichokes and everything that is going to make me feel good down to my soul.
These spinach arthichoke dip is exactly what I needed!
I dip a piece of bread into it and pulled out a long streeeeetch of melted cheese filled with delicious Italian flavors…..
See how comforting that stretched cheese looks!
The main reason I liked making this spinach artichoke dip was because I got to put my favorite product of all time. It is the greatest invention that has completely changed the way I shop for herbs.
This product is frozen herbs by Dorot. Ever since I have discovered them, I haven’t had to throw away good money on spoiled herbs. Dorot takes fresh herbs and freezes them without any artificial preservatives. When I put them in dishes, their aroma envelopes my entire home. There is no better fragrance you can get.
My favorite is the frozen chopped basil and frozen crushed garlic. They are my most used herbs and take forever to peel and chop.
Luckily, I have easy access to the product because my local Whole Foods stocks it in their frozen food section.
Well, almost easy access….
Being only 5 ft tall, I have to streeeetch myself to reach the top and grab it. For most products that are too high up to reach, I don’t bother putting myself through the trouble of pulling them down. For Dorot’s frozen herbs, however, I will risk any personal injury!
They are totally worth the sprained shoulder and then some!
Every Indian recipe has garlic, ginger and Thai chili in common, so, an accepted practice is the grandmothers gathering together to chop garlic, ginger and chilies. Once a week, they sit down for hours working on these task. At the end, they would divi up the fruits of their labor to take to their families. They store them in the freezer and use it up over the week.
There is a lot of gossiping, laughter, comparing whose kids are better and chat about the “good old days”. Sure, the bonding part is priceless but their hands would be coated in garlic, chili, ginger and knife cuts.
When these grandmothers start using Dorot, I hope that they continue to meet each week for a bonding session but not for the back breaking work of chopping garlic. They won’t have to worry about knife cuts either!
Want to try this a Dorot product? Head over to their site and get a $1 off coupon! Enjoy the pleasures of saving money by not having to throw away herbs gone bad! They have chopped basil, crushed garlic, Crushed Ginger, Chopped Parsley, Sautéed Glazed Onions, Chopped Dill, Chopped Cilantro and Chopped Chili
What is your favorite veggie dip to make for game day?
Spinach Artichoke Dip
1) Thaw 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach and 1 box of frozen artichoke. I remove them from the freezer and put them in the fridge overnight.
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees
3) Squeeze out all the moisture from the spinach. I like to make it completely dry
4) Chop the artichoke hearts to smaller pieces
5) In a medium pan, add 2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and set the heat to high
6) Add 1/4 cup of finely chopped red onions
7) Let the onions caramelize for a few minutes and then add 2 cubes of Dorot Crushed Garlic
8) The garlic will melt almost immediately. Add the chopped artichoke and let them caramelize. Should take about 15 minutes
9) Add the thawed spinach
10) Add 2 cubes of Dorot Chopped Basil and mix well
11) Add 1.5 cups of milk (or light cream). Add 2 tsp of sea salt and 1 tsp of lime juice
12) Set the heat to medium and let it simmer for about 15 minutes
13) Transfer half of the contents to an oven safe pan. I like cast iron for this recipe
14) Add 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese then top it off with the rest of the hot spinach dip
15) Finally top it with 3/4 cup of shredded mozzarella and place it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the top turns brown
Remove the hot spinach artichoke dip from the oven and serve it with bread or chips.