Friday, April 29, 2011

Waste Not, Want Not

    I had a container of fresh spinach sitting in my fridge. Since we were leaving on a trip to Germany in just a couple of days, I knew I wouldn't get to it in time. I figured I would turn it into something I could snack on up until we leave. Spinach Dip was the perfect choice.
    This simple, but delicious recipe was shared with me by a lady I met while we were posted to Winnipeg, MB. Her and I have since then lost touch, but I make her Spinach Dip quite often. Every time I eat it, I think of her. She would always bring the most wonderful potluck items to our get together's. All she said when she gave this recipe to me was, "It needs to be served with fresh French Baguette". So if you decide to make this recipe for yourselves, don't forget the fresh bread.

Spinach Dip:

Spinich Dip with French baguette, mini pita's and
veggie sticks for dipping.

1 package of fresh spinach, steamed
2 Tbsp. red onion, diced
1/2 cup mayo (I only use Hellman's)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
salt and pepper
water chestnuts, optional
various breads and vegetables for dipping

(1) Steam the fresh spinach in a large pot with a vegetable steamer. Place about 1 cup of water in the bottom of the pot, add the spinach and cover with a lid. Turn the heat on medium high. When you begin to smell the spinach, it should be ready. Remove from the heat and let cool.


(2) Remove the spinach from the pot and drain all the water using paper towels.
At this point you can place the spinich in
a container with a tight fitting lid. If you
have no use for the spinich yet, just freeze
it until a use for it comes up.
(Lasagna, Ravioli, Italian Wedding Soup etc.)

(3) Finely chop the steamed spinach and add to a bowl.
(4) Combine with the rest of the ingredients.
(5) Stir to combine.
(6) Serve cold with various breads and vegetables.

I can't get enough of this stuff.

1 comment:

  1. tl, how did you know that spinch dip is my favourite thing in the entire universe-i may make some this weekend.

    Love the blog-miss you, have a great trip