1. Health
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Spinach Dip - Quick and Easy

User Rating 3.5 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


Updated July 22, 2014

spinach dip

Use vegetables to dip, or wrap some dip in a piece of lunch meat.

nicolebranan/E+/Getty Images
Store-bought spinach dip often has sugar or other additives. You can whip up this easy spinach dip recipe yourself, and it tastes better too. You don't have to use a food processor, but it does break the spinach down more for a smoother dip. If you want to further reduce the carbs, you can replace up to half of the sour cream with regular mayonnaise. Any "fat level" of sour cream can be used (but watch for added sugar).


  • 1 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cup of sour cream (see note above)
  • Seasoning:
  • Either 4 teaspoons of a salad seasoning such as Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch (see below)
  • OR
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon some kind of powdered herb, such as Greek seasoning


If you're using a food processor, pulse the spinach alone a few times. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend well. If not using a food processor, stir to combine the ingredients in a bowl.

Link to Penzey's Buttermilk Ranch Seasoning

Serving Suggestions: As a vegetable dip, or spread for cucumber rounds or other vegetables.

Nutritional Information: Entire recipe has 22 grams effective carbohydrate (can be reduced with the substitution of mayonnaise as described above) plus 9 grams of fiber, 20 grams of protein, and 830 calories.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.