Spinach Dip with Peppery Cheese

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 3 mins
  • Cook 3 mins

At last—a healthful spinach and cheese dip.

Spinach Cheese Dip
Mark Boughton

This Indian-inspired creamed spinach is great as a dip or side to roast chicken or pork. For a less spicy flavor, use plain jack cheese.


1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon peeled, chopped fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
1 pound fresh spinach leaves, washed and finely chopped, or 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 ounces Monterrey Jack pepper cheese, cut into ¼-inch cubes


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ginger and spices and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds or until mixture is fragrant and begins to bubble.
  2. Add spinach and cook about 2 minutes over medium-high heat or until wilted and tender. Reduce heat. Add salt and cheese and stir until cheese melts and mixture is creamy. Serve hot with pita bread.

Recipe by Cheryl Forberg, R.D.



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