Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Spinach Dip the Gluten-Free Way

(don't look for a picture. You know what spinach dip looks like!)

I got this recipe for Spinach Dip before Spinach Dip was cool -- in 1985! I served gallons of it at an auction where I was the volunteer kitchen help -- and I HAD to have the recipe. Of course, years later, we discovered a way with Knorr Soup, and no one made it FreSH way any more.

But I do.

I think it's so good, I submitted it the other day to a request from Little did I know it was a contest....But yes, this is the dip referred to at the end of the Chicken Wings video on (click on the video...I'm mentioned way at the end....)

Anyway. With Super Bowl Sunday coming up, not to mention all those spring and summer occasions, try this. You do not have to use the packaged GF soup mix any more.

Spinach Dip

No soup mix for me!

2 boxes of frozen spinach thawed and well drained (squeezed dry.)
Even the Barefoot Contessa uses boxed spinach, folks!

2 cup sour cream (light OK) (Dairy Substitute OK)

1 cup mayonnaise (regular is better, I use Duke's)

½ tsp lemon juice

½ small onion, shredded ( I use 3 T. (or more) Penzeys freeze fried shallots)

2T finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

2T chopped chives

2 green onions, chopped (I forgot this in my recipe submission!)

2 T. chopped tarragon

2T fresh dill

salt, pepper TO TASTE

1 T. garlic powder ( I use Mrs. Dash Garlic and herb, which is GF)

I can water chestnuts drained and coarsely chopped

Mix in advance, and let sit at least two hours.

Much love, and Happy Super Bowl!



Gluten Free Life TV said...

We do love the Spinach dip here at ! It was gone shortly after the show with all the staff dipping and commenting. The most used comment was:
"wow, this is really good!"
Good work!

Angel said...

This looks delish. I love recipes that call for actual spices and not soup mixes. Thanks for the recipe!

Hobbit said...

I can't tell you how many times I've referred to this blog for this recipe for a party or gathering. This spinach dip gets rave reviews every time I make it!