Everyone loves the Knorr Spinach Dip which is a staple at most parties.
With New Years Parties coming up, you may need to take a dip. This one will be a change from the usual. Haven’t we all had the hollowed-out bread bowl filled with the Knorr Spinach dip and I do believe it is good. But making it with fresh spinach is super scrumptious! And who likes the look of frozen cooked crushed spinach anyway? Really?
But…..I really believe that if you try it this way, you can never go back to frozen spinach.
See more Easy Recipes here. My daughter and I are “fresh” food lovers, since we prefer vegetables cooked “al dente” when we have them in soups and casseroles. I think when they are cooked for too long a period of time, they become like baby food. And that texture doesn’t appeal to me.
Hey, haven’t you seen a baby taste some slimy green stuff ! They don’t like it either!
We love the crunch of the water chestnuts and even add a little extra of those, but the secret to getting the best dip is…..use fresh spinach, not frozen. This will will bulk up the dip a little but then it serves more than the traditional method.
If you have grown your own fresh spinach, you are awesome. Just pick about a pound of the small leaves to use in this recipe. And grab 4 or 5 green onion sticks ( that’s what my grandson used to call them) while you’re out there in your garden. Did you bring a basket?
If not fresh from your garden, you’ll need to buy a large bag of the baby spinach leaves and onions. Wash and dry on a paper towel. We remove the stems and just use the leaves but you may not want to go to the trouble.
Slice and cross cut the leaves into small pieces. Fresh uncooked spinach adds such a nice crisp crunch to the dip. It is SO good this way!
And the other change-out is your dipper! Get a couple of baguettes, the skinny long ones, crispy on the outside but soft inside. Have them slice it at the bakery or slice it yourself and you will have a whole bagful of “chips” to use for the dip.
So you see, you are still using the bread as the dip, but those crunchy bread bites add just what you need.
Some prefer the pumpernickel flavor with the dip and this swirled one pictured adds just the right party look!
Serve the dip in a pretty bowl with all the bread dippers surrounding it. Easy for transport when you carry all the breads pre-sliced in a zipped bag. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try it fresh. Did you like the difference?