Miscellaneous - Phase 1 - Spinach Dip

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09-14-2009, 11:49 AM
Recipe courtesy of Giada de Laurentis

Saute 2 cloves garlic, 2 bags baby spinach in 1T extra virgin olive oil. Rinse and drain 1 can cannellini beans. Process beans and spinach in food processor with 1 T lemon juice, 1 T extra virgin olive oil, 1 T balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.

This will be plenty for at least 4 adults.

09-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Cannelini? Are those white kidney beans?

Yes, they are, Ruth. :)

09-16-2009, 07:25 PM
I would like to make this on the weekend but the only thing I can think of serving it with is pita chips. Any veggie suggestions?
take care

Red, green and yellow peppers strips, carrot sticks, celery, zucchini and cucumber spears, jicama, raw green beans, and as a filling for hard boiled eggs are some of the ideas I can come up with. :)

09-16-2009, 08:08 PM
thanks Cottage, for some reason I keep thinking that this dip might be too stringy for veggies. I will make it this weekend.
take care

09-17-2009, 08:06 AM
Sophie, I made it with Swiss chard (leaves only) which is stringier than spinach and it smoothed out well in the processor. I bet it could be made with frozen spinach as well. It's a keeper!
If served for four,
each serving = 171 cal., 4 g. fat, 23 carbs, 10 fibre and 12 protein.

09-17-2009, 10:59 AM
I'm goign to try this over the weekend and maybe serve it on top of chicken o

09-17-2009, 01:21 PM
Thanks for doing the nutritional breakdown, Ruth.
And cottage, stuffing eggs with it is a great idea!
Glad you chicks liked it too.

09-17-2009, 01:30 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :drool:


09-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Thanks Schmoodle! The one chance I had to peak in here while at Mom's I saw this recipe. Passed it on to here right away - it's the perfect pre-dinner snack for my Dad :) Of course I'm trying it too!

09-18-2009, 04:11 PM
I'm goign to try this over the weekend and maybe serve it on top of chicken o

that sounds REALLY good!!!!

09-18-2009, 10:56 PM
Yum-O! Thanks for sharing! ;)

12-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Hey Schmoo how long does this keep for?

12-25-2009, 11:16 PM
This is what I did!
I sauteed about 1/2 cup of Frozen onions with a Bag of Frozen Spinach and 2 Heaping Tbsp of Minced Garlic
Next time I will use a food processor I used a blender

2 cans Cannellinis 2 ish tbsp lemon juice
1 more Heaping tsp of Minced Garlic and 1 cup Parmesan cheese salt and pepper
soo good!!!

x Ophelia x
03-25-2012, 10:11 PM
I'm going to try this tomorrow! I also thought you had to avoid carrots on phase one?

I gave this a try. It tastes really good without the balsamic vinegar. I didn't prefer the taste with it my mom can eat that batch.