Sep 9, 2010

creamy spinach and artichoke dip

Our homeschool group had our Not-Back-To-School potluck picnic today. I brought my Spinach and Artichoke Dip and it was a hit! One mom even called it "her dessert." It's great to have pleased a nice bunch of moms with something as easy as this.

I will be posting the recipe soon, so hang on. This has spinach, artichokes, Better Than Cream Cheese, veganaise, lemon, and roasted garlic. I've been making this for potlucks for years, always bringing home an empty dish.

A little about the cost.
I had to buy the artichokes from a Safeway store because Whole Foods was not open yet, and I paid $4 for a bottle of artichokes that I pay $2 for at Whole Foods. If you are fortunate enough to live near one and are not shopping there for the 'specialy' items, Whole Foods is a bargain. Their strict buying practices are a bonus as they do not sell anything of questionable ingredients; in fact, it was as a Whole Foods clerk was pulling  Willow brand margarine off the shelves that I learned the hazards of hydrogenated vegetable oil. Whole Foods does not deserve their 'whole paycheck' nickname if you shop for wholesome, great groceries.

Cost Breakdown:
spinach: $2
artichoke: $4
panko: $1
lemon: $.50
bread/cracker: $3
garlic, olive oil: :$.75
veganaise, Better than Cream Cheese: $3
Total to feed 15 people apps:


  1. I'm a big fan of articoke. I never try artichoke dip before but i'm sure they must be good! thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

  2. Great recipe. I love a good creamy spinach and artichoke dip.

  3. Love it! One of my favorite dips by far!

  4. So nice to back here at Weekly Menu and checking out another winning recipe! Many moons when I was just a mere vegetarian and was ignorant to the dairy industry atichoke-spinach with mucho cheese was my go to potluck dish.
    Yay it can still happen.

  5. I completely agree with the Whole Foods statement. I used to work there and as long as you stick to buying certain items you can leave there not spending much money. The bulk items are good and the tofu and tempeh can't be bought cheaper anywhere else. Can't wait to try a vegan version of one of my favorite appetizers.


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