Minimalist Baker: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfreeI am very excited about the book that I’m sharing this Spinach Artichoke Dip from, today. You may have heard of a  lil’ blog that goes by the name of Minimalist Baker? Oh, you know, just the powerhouse that is run by Dana Shultz and her husband John, that cranks out gorgeous, simple and delicious recipes every other day!

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree

But, truly, I’ve been following their blog since the beginning and it has been so great to see them grow over the years into the huge presence that they are now. Dana’s mission is to bring delicious, easy-to-make (and mostly plant-based) recipes to the masses. This means tons of one bowl and 10-ingredient-or-less dishes!

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree

Now, they finally have their own cookbook, Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, which I have in my possession. This thing is a masterpiece! A photo or two per every recipe – all amazingly drool-worthy – lots of variety in terms of cuisines inspired by other cultures, lots of color and plant-filled recipes, and definitely some indulgence.

I can tell that I’ll be using this book pretty often, when I need to whip something up! They also have a great key for pantry essentials and basic recipes that are perfect for the beginner or novice cook. And I can’t forget to mention that most of the recipes are gluten-free, as well.

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree

The recipe that I am sharing with you is perfect for a party, movie night or just plain ol’ snacking. I’ve been putting this creamy, delectable Spinach Artichoke Dip on everything possible and have no regrets. I’m even thinking of using it as a vegan omelette filling for breakfast, mmm..

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Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree
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Minimalist Baker: Spinach Artichoke Dip

"The vegan restaurant of my dreams serves this Spinach Artichoke Dip piping hot with chips and crisp vegetables. Until I find that restaurant, I will make my own. Soaked cashews and vegan cream cheese give this dish an extra-creamy base, while nutritional yeast and vegan parmesan cheese add plenty of rich, cheesy flavor. My favorite way to enjoy this dip is with tortilla chips. However, toasted baguette and vegetables are delightful as well." -Reprinted from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by arrangement with Avery Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Dana Shultz
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Dana Schultz of Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

FOR THE DIP

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil or grape seed oil 45ml
  • 5 cloves garlic minced, 2. Tbsp or 15g
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews soaked and drained*, 90g
  • 8 ounces vegan cream cheese* 227g
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain almond milk or DIY Almond Milk 120ml, page 6
  • 4 Tbsp –6 nutritional yeast 12–18g
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper plus more to taste
  • 1 14- ounce can artichoke hearts well drained and chopped, 400g
  • 1 pound frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry in a thin towel, 454g
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Parmesan for topping 20g, page 7

FOR SERVING

  • Vegetables
  • Tortilla chips
  • Crackers
  • Toasted baguette

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Heat a large oven-safe cast iron or metal skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once the skillet is hot, add 1 Tbsp (15ml) olive oil and the garlic. Sauté for 1–2 minutes or until just golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  3. To the bowl of a blender, add the cashews, garlic, vegan cream cheese, remaining 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil, and almond milk. Puree to a cream.
  4. Add 4 Tbsp (12g) nutritional yeast to start, plus the salt and pepper. Blend once more.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. The dip should be cheesy in flavor and well salted,
  6. so consider adding the remaining 2 Tbsp (6g) nutritional yeast and another 1/4–1/2 tsp salt. Set aside.
  7. Add the artichokes and spinach to the skillet used earlier. Pour all of the cheesy sauce over
  8. the artichokes and spinach. The mixture will look sauce–heavy, but that’s the idea. Stir to combine.
  9. Sprinkle the top with Vegan Parmesan for additional texture/flavor. Bake for 8–12 minutes, or until warmed through.
  10. Serve warm with assorted vegetables, tortilla chips, crackers, or toasted baguette, tortilla chips being my personal favorite.
  11. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3–4 days, though best when fresh. Reheat in an oven-safe dish at 350 degree F until warmed through (or in the microwave), adding more almond milk if the dip dries out.

Recipe Notes

*Soak the cashews for 6–8 hours in cool water, or pour boiling water them and let rest uncovered at room temperature for 1 hour. Drain well and use as instructed. *If you don’t have vegan cream cheese, omit and add another ⅔ cup (90g) cashews (soaked). However, the dip will not be as creamy.

Insanely rich and creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip from Minimalist Baker! Quick and easy recipe, too. #vegan #glutenfree

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39 Comments on “Minimalist Baker: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

  1. This sounds and looks amazing! Will be making it this week for friends!

  2. YUM! I’d love to win. The Minimalist Baker one-bowl chocolate cake is our favorite.

  3. This looks amazing! I absolutely love their blog, and have never had a bad recipe so i know this book will be amazing! Hope I win!

  4. I’ve followed their blog for a while now, and all the recipes I’ve tried from them have worked first time with no need to tweak anything, and they’ve been delicious to boot!

  5. They are one of my go-to sites for all things simple & vegan!

  6. This dip looks Ahhhhmazing! I’m heading to a party memorial weekend and was wondering what to make…this! I will be making this!!

  7. I love the blog and can’t wait to get a copy of the book for all the exclusive recipes!

  8. I love the Minimalist Baker blog – the recipes are so simple but insanely delicious. I’m sure the book will be a continuation/expansion of that, and I’m pumped for it.

  9. I am most excited for this recipe book because I am slowly transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, and anything that can make vegan recipes simple but still delicious is a must have!

  10. coooool!! I want to win! ha ha. I just love checking out new cookbooks and this one looks amazing. I really like her blog and recipes a lot. <3

  11. I LOVE Minimalist Baker and use it weekly as a reference for all kinds of recipes!! This Artichoke Spinach dip is making me drool a little. YUM!!

  12. I love Minimalist Baker’s enthusiasm and simple recipes, so I would love this book. If my daughter didn’t permanently borrow it first!

  13. The burger on the cover is definitely enticing to me. I also like that it has info for beginner or novice cooks. Knowing about essential pantry staples is great.

  14. Everything excites me about this book….delicious, easy, vegan recipes. What more could you ask for?!

  15. I’m moving to the Philippines in July and have a lot of vegan friends there who love the Minimalist Baker. Would be so fun to have a food-making party from her recipes!

  16. The delicious recipes excite me and I love that there are pictures for each recipe…..I love having a photo of the recipe.

  17. Most excited about the appetizers section and the PHOTOS!

  18. I can’t wait to make this recipe and many more. Thank you for sharing this!!!

  19. This book sounds fantastic! You have to love simple, delicious recipes for tasty treats. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  20. I’m excited just by any of the vegan recipes, can never have too many

  21. I love Minimalist Baker! Thanks for the opportunity, fingers crossed!

  22. I would really love to win the book because the recipes look delicious!

  23. Pingback: Toasted Quinoa-Stuffed Mangos – Vegan Yack Attack

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