Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Looking for the best vegan appetizer recipe? This delicious Spinach and Artichoke Dip recipe is not only vegan, vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free, but it’s also jam-packed full of nutrients that go down easy with every scrumptious bite. Spinach is a leafy green superfood that’s very high in calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, and zinc - and it’s also high in niacin and selenium. Add a can of organic artichoke hearts to that, and you’re adding in bonus amounts of fiber, thiamin, and vitamin C, not to mention a host of other vital micronutrients.
For all of those traditional spinach and artichoke dip recipe lovers out there who had to give it up when they went vegan, this completely plant-based recipe is a dream come true. The hemp and cashew blend offers the creamy texture of cheese as well as a lower-fat option to dairy ingredients. And that dash of ground mustard powder, coupled with the tangy zest of lemon juice? It just brings the whole dish together into one big flavourful delight.
This spinach and artichoke dip recipe is an easy party appetizer recipe to plan your party around. When you are having guests over, part of the planning is coming up with what to serve. This spinach and artichoke are one of the best dip recipes and one your guests will be sure to love. You can serve this easy party appetizer recipe with some homemade bread pieces, warm taco chips, or rice crackers. The nice thing about this easy party appetizer recipe is that it uses healthy ingredients and is suitable for your vegan guests. This spinach and artichoke dip recipe doesn't use any dairy, but that doesn't mean you can't serve it to all your guests. It's nice to break away from using so much dairy, and this spinach and artichoke dip recipe is a good recipe to try. A cup of raw cashew halves, with the hemp milk, garlic, lemon juice, salt, mustard and pepper are blended in a high powered blender or food processor and serve as the base for this healthy version of spinach and artichoke dip. This is one of the best party appetizer recipes, especially if you are trying to eat a bit more healthy. You can feel good about serving this spinach and artichoke dip to your friends and family.
This easy party appetizer recipe uses a cup of cashews for the base of the recipe. It is always a good idea to use organic cashews for your best dip recipes and food ideas when possible. Organic cashews will cost you a bit more, but they are worth the price. Non-organic cashews grown in the U.S. still use endosulfan, which is a pesticide that is banned in most countries in the world, but is still legal in the U.S. This pesticide is highly toxic to both humans and animals and also washes into waterways where it harms aquatic life and damages the soil. Cashews are an excellent source of healthy dietary fats. Cashews are full of vitamins, minerals and are quick energy without consuming unhealthy fat or empty calories.
This easy party appetizer recipe has a lot of spinach in the mix, along with a can of artichoke hearts and water chesnuts to make this dip recipe nice and hearty. If you don't have any hemp milk, you can also substitute for some almond milk or another dairy-free milk alternative. Cashews serve as the base in this easy party appetizer recipe. Cashews are a great alternative when you are trying to stay away from using so much dairy and can be used in cream based soup recipes, rich dessert recipes and pasta recipes. Cashew cream which uses soaked cashews blended with some dairy-free milk until it is the consistency of cream. Cashew cream is a healthy, dairy-free alternative to many of your cream and dairy-based recipes. If you have been looking for an alternative to dairy laden soup recipes and sauces, you will want to consider going with cashew cream. The good news is that with a little practice cashew cream is easy to make, and works for more than just a substitute for dairy. Cashew cream is easy to make and tasty too, so you don't have to feel like you are giving up something, and you can feel good about what you eat. Once you catch onto cashew cream, you will want to keep some in the fridge to use in your easy party appetizer recipes and food ideas. **
Makes about 3 cups dip
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3/4 cup Hemp bliss milk (original, unsweetened)
1 cup raw cashew halves, unsoaked (or organic almonds)
1 cloves minced garlic
3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry (ground) mustard
pepper to taste
2 cups cooked fresh baby spinach (12ounces fresh)(or frozen packages)
398 gram can artichoke hearts, divided
227 gram can diced water chestnuts
*Note: You can substitute the hemp milk with natural almond milk or a vegan milk of your choice.
Preheat oven to 425F
Greas an oven proof baking dish with olive oil or butter.
In a high powered blender or food processor, cream together the hemp milk, cashews, garlic, lemon juice, salt, mustard, and pepper. Tranfer to the baking dish.
Boil the fresh spinach, then drain the liquid. Let cool then cut the spinach by hand or in the blender, depending what type of texture you would like. Add to the mixture and stir in.
Cut the artichokes and the water chestnuts by hand into small pieces and stir into the mixture.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until dip is bubbly.
Remove from oven and serve warm taco chips, rice crackers or bread pieces.
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Nutrition Facts for: Spinach and Artichoke Dip From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Hemp bliss milk, raw cashews, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper, dry ground mustard, spinach, canned artichoke hearts, diced water chestnuts.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 364, Calories from Fat 157, Total Fat 17.5g 27%, Saturated Fat 3.9g 20%, Cholesterol 4mg 1%, Sodium 581mg 24%, Potassium 882mg 25%, Carbohydrates 45.1g 15%, Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%, Sugars 5.1g, Protein 12.0g, Vitamin A 29%, Vitamin C 60%, Calcium 15%, Iron 26%
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