Herbed Spinach Dip

Just look at this amazing spinach dip…I could not get over the beautiful bright green color. It almost looks more like a pesto than a spinach dip. That is because this dip is brimming with tons of spinach. I made this appetizer for dinner guests and served it in a Hawaiian bread bowl. It was a huge hit! This quick and easy appetizer only takes about 15 minutes to make, so why leave your guests waiting? Get in there and make this delicious dip! :)

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Herbed Spinach Dip

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  • 1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 medium scallions, white parts only, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced fine


  1. Thaw spinach at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours or place in microwave for 3 minutes at 40 percent power, until edges are thawed but not warm. Break into chunks and squeeze excess water from partially frozen spinach.
  2. In a food processor, add spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, scallions, dill, parsley, garlic, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Process until creamy and smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in red bell pepper. If not serving right away, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Source: The New Best Recipe

10 Responses to “Herbed Spinach Dip”

  1. #
    HappyWhenNotHungry — January 4, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    This dip looks delicious! The color is so beautiful and bright too. Thanks for sharing!

    • Christina replied: — January 4th, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

      It is really, really good. I am a sucker for a good spinach dip! :)

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    Sara — January 4, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    I made a variation of this exact recipe for Christmas Day and it was absolutely delicious. I added some Worcestershire sauce and it added a nice savory taste.

    • Christina replied: — January 4th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

      Mmmm..the addition of the Worcestershire sauce sounds great! I will have to try that next time! :)

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    tryityoumightlikeit — January 4, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

    That looks so good.

    • Christina replied: — January 4th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm

      Thanks! :)

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    Green Girl — January 5, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    your dip sounds like a great idea. i have a bag of frozen spinach with i move from one side to another every time i need something from the freezer :)) now I know how to use it. i’ll skip the mayo tho, add more sour cream or maybe some greek yougurt
    thanks for sharing.

    hope you’ll have a wonderful day

    • Christina replied: — January 5th, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

      Hahaha…i can’t even tell you how many times I have done that! The addition of the greek yougurt sounds amazing…i will have to try that next time I make this! Thanks! :)

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    Hillary — February 17, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    I love love love using herbs this time of year just because they remind me of summer. I copied this down and will use it when I get some spinach! It seems like it would make a nice spread for a sandwhich too.

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