Spinach and Sour Cream Dip

March 10th, 2010

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This dip is high on the list of dips we make for parties. Even though it may not sound the tastiest (with a packet of spinach in it) – it really is quite lovely. Even those who don’t like spinach will go back to more!

The dip can be served in a number of ways, with some Lebanese bread (which has been spread with a herb butter, cooked in the oven and then chopped up to biscuit size). Alternatively, you can scoop out cob of bread and serve the dip in the middle, with friends and family tearing off edges of the cob and dipping it into the dip. You can also heat the dip up in the cob for a few minutes in the oven.

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And what’s even better is it can be made the night before, so it firms up a bit in the fridge. I love being able to have things organised – it takes out a lot of the hassle and stress which could have been felt on the party date, if you had to prepare everything that morning.

On another note – I can’t believe how busy this year has been (and is)!! I have weekends booked up until late April, with a heap of big birthdays, weddings, hen’s nights, the taste of Sydney (Thursday-Sunday, in case you haven’t heard), Easter, ANZAC day and a quick visit to Melbourne for a French cake cooking class (very exciting!!).

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Spinach and Sour Cream Dip

Recipe source unknown (possibly a friend of a friend of the family?)

1 box (250g) finely chopped frozen spinach – thawed then excess water squeezed out with hands or a sieve.
1 carton (300g) sour cream
½ cup grated cheese
1 packet spring vegetable soup mix (Continental brand – we found this is nicer than some other brands)
2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 small packet pine nuts (toasted) (optional)

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Mix ingredients together, sprinkle pine nuts on top. Serve in a cob or on Pita/Lebanese bread.

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Better made the day before and the dip stored in the fridge (but scooped into the cob just before serving).

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15 Comments

  1. Isabella says:

    That looks yummy!!

    I wouldn’t mind eating some right now!

  2. Sarah says:

    I loved this dip when you made it for me and can’t wait to try it myself. I’m also very excited that it doesn’t have bacon in it (it was so tasty we couldn’t work it out if ti did or not) which makes it perfect for my vegetarian friends :)

  3. I love this idea! It definitely looks like it’d be a hit around the table, I’m going to have to give this a try one day :)

  4. marcellina says:

    This really is the best dip. Simple, delicious and as you say everyone loves it. I hope lots of readers try it.

  5. This is a wonderful dip, and very healthy and delicious too! I suddenly think about Popeye and his big biceps ha ha

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

  6. Jeanne says:

    Looks delicious! Spinach is one of those vegetables that doesn’t usually sound good to me, but I always enjoy it when it’s in a dip like this!

  7. Ellie says:

    Yummy dip! Love how you serve it on the cob :)

  8. Do-ahead dishes are great, and this sounds yummy. Going to Melbourne for a cake course sounds really exciting!

  9. Barbara says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your French cake cooking class!
    I love this dip served in the bread bowl. Going to remember it for football Sundays!

  10. Sarah says:

    I made this for an afternoon tea yesterday and it was a hit. I used light sour cream (as it was a girly affair!) which worked well. Am also keen to try this recipe with mozarella instead of tasty cheese.

    PLUS, two friends commented that it was similar to a dip that they had had as part of Jewish and Sri Lankan meals. Do you know what the origin of the dip is?

  11. Anita says:

    Hey Sarah
    I’m really not sure of the origin of this dip – all I know is it’s loved at most parties I go to (and it’s not me making it most of the time).
    Just had a quick check for any info about the origin – but no luck. I’d love to find out if anyone knows the answer :)
    Thanks
    Anita

  12. betty says:

    yours looks GREAT!!! what a great idea to over fill them when i made mine i had abit less dip then bread :P

  13. susie says:

    I add some sliced watered crestnuts (from a can)…it just gives it some crunch. This is one of those dips that EVERYONE asks ‘can i have the receipe’..lol

  14. Tanya says:

    I love this dip. I make it all the time its the only way to get my 4 young children to eat spinach. However my recipe is different I’ve never added cheese. Yours is the first where I’ve seen it in the list of ingredients. Next time I’ll give it ago . Maybe it will make the perfect dip even better ;)

  15. This is wonderful. It is so good, I have included it as part of my Easy Christmas menu on my blog on Christmas meals made easy. Thank you.
    http://robbiebago.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/christmas-food-made-easy.html

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