Spinach Dip (Dairy Free)

This spinach dip has been a favorite of ours for years.  It’s one way that my kids really enjoy cooked spinach.  When I went dairy free I gave it up, but I would occasionally buy spinach dip for my kids.

Recently, my gluten-free son decided to try going dairy free too.  He misses things like cheese and yogurt that make good snack foods.  I knew if I could come up with a good dairy free version of this recipe, he would be happy.

I used coconut milk yogurt in place of sour cream and regular yogurt.  Although it is plain yogurt, it ads a sweetness to this recipe that it didn’t have before.

My son gave it his approval and was thrilled to have it for a snack with potato chips.  Our favorite way to eat it though is with pieces of focaccia bread.

Spinach Dip (Dairy Free)
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package frozen chopped spinach or 10 ounces fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • ¾ cup plain coconut milk yogurt (or regular yogurt)
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon dry oregano
Instructions
  1. Cook and drain the spinach, squeezing out excess water by pressing it against the sides of a colander with a spatula.
  2. Place the spinach in a bow and snip into it with a pair of kitchen scissors so there are no long stringy pieces of spinach. (Even frozen chopped spinach needs this step.)
  3. Combine the spinach and the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Chill for two hours or more before serving.

 
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Comments

  1. This looks sooo good! I will definitely be making this :)

  2. Spinach Dip is probably my husband’s favorite appetizer EVER! I, unfortunately, have never been able to get on the spinach dip train. I do think, however, that he would think he died and went to heaven if I ever made this for him! Thanks for the recipe. Maybe I will surprise him with it when he gets home from tour!

  3. Yum! I love spinach dip!

  4. Gabriella says:

    WOW! That looks yummy! I’m going to use So Delicious Greek style Coconut Milk Yogurt and Vegenaise, and make it vegan, too!

  5. I am so glad you posted this. I recently went dairy-free, I haven’t even tried to make dip yet. Now I have a recipe to try!

  6. This recipe is amazing!! I love spinach dip and was forced to go dairy free because I developed a bad intolerance to lactose. Dairy is one of my favorite things – so I have been trying to find alternatives. You wouldn’t even know that this dip wasn’t made with cream. Thumbs up!!

    • Thanks, Sarah. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I recently made it using coconut milk kefir instead of yogurt and we liked that even better. The kefir is thinner so I used a little less and increased the amount of mayo a little.

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