Artichoke Spinach Dip
- Yield 8 servings
This creamy dip can be easily altered more spicy or sour depending on your taste.
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
- 1 (14-ounce) can of artichoke hearts, drained
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 12 ounces cream cheese alternative or light cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- Dash of hot sauce
- Salt and pepper
- In a large skillet over moderate heat, warm the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until onion and garlic have softened.
- Add the artichokes and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the lemon and cook until for another minute. Add the spinach and cook, stirring until thoroughly combined, for 1 minute more.
- Add the tofu cream cheese, nutritional yeast and season with hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes, or until the dip is creamy. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.