spinach goatichoke dip

I was craving spinach artichoke dip this weekend but couldn’t bear the thought of turning on my oven with the thermometer reading 105 degrees outside. As I meandered through the grocery store picking up the ingredients, I decided to come up with a healthier version that’s way cooler on many levels.

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4 ingredients my friends. That is all. And guess what? The recipe comes just in time for that 4th of July cookout you’ve been invited to tomorrow.

Here’s the secret ingredient.

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Instead of fat-tastic sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise, I used goat cheese and a little bit of plain Greek yogurt. There’s just a touch over 30 grams of fat in this entire bowl, as compared to the standard recipe which is far more deadly though equally tasty.

I also used fresh spinach which I wilted as opposed to frozen spinach. Don’t ask me why, I just feel like the fresh stuff is a little less wet.

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I got my new food processor on Friday and couldn’t wait to press her into action. It went way better than the first time I used my other food processor. Want to know the craziest part of that story? That exact model was recalled for safety issues. Excuse my language but, NO SH*T! I marched that thing right back to the store where I bought it and got my money back. (For those of you who are interested, I wrote a whole post on food processor safety. Don’t learn the hard way like I did!)

I had been food processor-less for a month when I got this little doodad on super sale from Rue La La last week. She works like a charm. I feel like this was a wonderful start to a long life of recipe-making together.

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If you’re a spinach artichoke dip lover, give this a try and tell me it doesn’t satisfy every tastebud that the original recipe does.

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Here’s the recipe! The recipe page will be updated momentarily if you’re looking for it down the road. Have a wonderful 4th everyone!

9 Comments on spinach goatichoke dip

  1. Regina
    May 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)


  2. lindsay
    December 6, 2012 at 7:02 am (4 years ago)

    you had me at cheese… then i saw goat cheese. yum!

  3. Siobhan @ SiobhanMcCarthy.ca
    July 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been craving spinach dip all weekend and they didn’t have any at the restaurant I went to so I got a mushroom, goat cheese, and tomato dip which was delicious but not the same as a spinach dip!

    I will definitely be printing this recipe and making it!!

  4. Mandy
    July 4, 2012 at 10:42 am (4 years ago)

    I think spinach can be added to pretty much anything, and I prefer the fresh variety. Have you ever added dill to a meal? Incredible flavor!

  5. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
    July 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm (4 years ago)

    literally this exact recipe was on my list of things to make. guess that’s one less thing i have to play around with perfecting in the kitchen since you’ve already done it for me :) thanks!! sounds delish!

  6. Lauren
    July 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm (4 years ago)

    Looks amazing, my sister is drooling over it and we are going to make it before we head to Breckenridge tomorrow :)

  7. corrie anne
    July 3, 2012 at 11:52 am (4 years ago)

    Goatichoke! Ha. that name cracked me up. Artichokes scare me, but I always like them in dips if I don’t know they’re there. Lol.

  8. Caroline @ After Dinner Dance
    July 3, 2012 at 9:12 am (4 years ago)

    I have half a log of goat cheese and half a jar of artichoke hearts that are in need of love. This looks perfect! Thanks for the recipe!


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