Spinach Artichoke Dip – Whole Foods Copycat
Inspired by the Spinach Artichoke Dip sold at Whole Foods, this homemade version has all the flavors and a much more affordable price tag!
Spinach artichoke dip is probably my favorite appetizer. It’s usually served hot and bubbly with tons of cheese – not this dip! It can be served cold and is quite a bit healthier than your typical s/a dip, but just as good.
I first found this dip at Whole Foods many years ago. I was amazed by how good it was, but it’s SOOO expensive – I’m talking about $7 for a tiny container. It’s so expensive that I can’t even rationalize buying it . . . ever. So on our Whole Food’s trip over Easter, I decided to inconspicuously write down the ingredients listed on the package and try making my own.
I was pretty proud because the taste is spot on. Although their version is a bit chunkier, I pureed mine in my Mini Prep Plus to make it easier. Same taste, different texture. The next time I make this I’ll probably try the chunkier version just to compare.
Gluten Free Option
This dip is naturally gluten free!
- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach (thawed and water completely removed)
- 14.5 ounce can artichoke hearts (all liquid removed)
- 1 large or 2 small pieces of jarred fire-roasted red peppers
- 1 bunch green onions (white and light green parts)
- 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 jalapeno (seeded and chopped)
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- Pinch of sea salt or kosher salt
- Pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, roughly chop artichoke hearts, red peppers, green onions, and finely chop jalapeno. Stir well to combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Refrigerate dip until ready to serve. Great with crackers or veggies!