This spinach dip is a creamy scoopable version of my quick & easy spanakopita recipe (a Greek classic).
This dip tastes great with veggies, chips, crackers, or pita chips! Bonus; it is super easy to prepare!
For as long as I can remember, spanakopita has made an appearance at every big, family meal. My mom would spend hours making her homemade filo dough that would then get layered with a spinach and cottage cheese filling.
It was masterful and delicious! I should rephrase that. It IS masterful and delicious, as this is something we still eat throughout the year.
What Is Spinach Dip
Spinach dip can be served hot or cold. It is often made with frozen spinach but it can be made with fresh spinach as well.
You regularly see spinach dip made with artichokes too (like this Tex-Mex Spinach and Artichoke Dip).
Spinach dip usually has some sort of dairy like sour cream and or some other kind of cheese (especially if it is served warm).
What’s In This Cold Spinach Dip Recipe?
Fresh Spinach – I used a container of salad spinach
Olive Oil – Extra Virgin
Onions and Garlic
Seasoning – Salt, dried oregano and thyme
Greek Yogurt – You can use plain, full or half fat yogurt.
Lemon – You need the juice and the zest.
Mayo – You don’t need much of this
How To Make This Spinach Dip Recipe
You want to start this recipe by cooking down your fresh chopped spinach. You could absolutely use thawed frozen spinach that has been squeezed dry.
Saute your fresh spinach with olive oil, onions, and garlic; cool.
Combine the cooled spinach and the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy, season with salt as you go.
What To Serve With This Spinach Dip Recipe
This dip tastes GREAT with chopped veggies like sliced cucumber, sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower or squash. and zucchini!
You can also serve this dip with crackers, pita chips, bagel chips, and pretzels.
Lastly, you can place this dip in a bread bowl with bread chunks served on the side. Or just serve this with bread slices.
How Long Can This Spinach Dip Sit Out?
Because this dip is largely made with yogurt, you can sit it out for about 2 hours tops. Beyond that, you run the risk of bacteria forming.
Can I Freeze This Spinach Dip Recipe?
I do not think this dip lends itself to freezing. The spinach could become watery once the dip is thawed,
It is best to consume the dip shortly after it is made.
What Else Goes With This Spinach Dip Recipe?
- If you want to change things up, you can add water chestnuts, chopped artichokes, or red peppers.
- Blend in Parmesan Cheese
- Use softened cream cheese for an extra creamy tang
- Stir in ranch seasoning or dried soup mix
More Creamy Dips:
Spins on Spanakopita Recipe
Spanakopita Spinach Dip
This spinach dip is a creamy dippable version of my quick & easy spanakopita recipe (a Greek classic).
- 5 oz fresh spinach
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ cup onions
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 7 oz container plain yogurt
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- ¼ cup mayo
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the fresh spinach along with onions, and garlic until soft. Remove and allow the spinach to cool.
- Combine the cooled spinach and the remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy, season with salt as you go.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 77Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 11mgSodium 181mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 3g
If using frozen spinach, how much do you use.
This sounds great for the holidays.
Tanya Schroeder says
Carol, I would use one froze bag or box which is typically 10 oz I believe. Just make sure you squeeze all the liquid out of the thawed spinach.
Aimee Saxon says
Can u serve this warm?
Tanya Schroeder says
As is, no I don’t think you can serve this recipe warm. However, if you wanted to add cream cheese, you could create a consistency that can handle some heat.