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The first time I had spinach, I spat it back onto my plate and swore never to eat anything green ever again. I grew up watching old Popeye cartoons, thinking that the green, muscle builder grew in thick, mucky clumps that the ever-famous sailor man squeezed from cans into his maw. Upon seeing that they were actual leaves, I was pleasantly surprised to discover they looked quite "natural." Then, one boiled spoonful later, I gagged at my premature eagerness.
Laura's Stellar Spinach Dip Ingredients: 1 8oz bag of spinach 1.5 cups of sour cream (i used light) .5 c of mayonnaise .5 of a small onion, diced into tiny pieces juice of 1/2 a lemon, about 1 Tablespoon 2 Tablespoons of finely chopped fresh parsley pinch of salt 1 teaspoon of paprika Directions: 1. In a pot, boil the spinach in some water until wilted. About 3-4 minutes. 2. Drain the spinach in a colander, and when cool enough to handle, squeeze the excess water. 3. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, onion, lemon juice, salt, and paprika. Mix well. 4. Add in the spinach and mix well. Voila! Dip.
Are you a spinach lover? ps. have you entered my giveaway yet?
Over the years, I've learned to cook spinach in soups and add it to salads. I was beginning to enjoy its flavor.I thought my green woes were finally over. Then one day,at a party, I sampled store-bought spinach dip... And my woes returned.
My husband loves spinach dip, and I try to make healthier, homemade alternatives for us to enjoy. When I made this batch, I was worried that he wouldn't like it because I had used much less mayonnaise than most spinach dip recipes require. But! He said it was the best dip he had ever tasted! AND he'll never buy store-bought again!