Spinach and Pesto Dip
This simple but impressive looking dip gets its vibrant colour from the spinach and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
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This Spinach and Pesto Dip couldn’t be quicker to make and it’s super simple too!
The vibrant, green colour in this dip comes from the spinach which is packed full of vitamins and the Italian hard cheese gives it a little hit of tanginess. If you’re cooking for vegetarian diets then you’ll need to make sure that you’re using a vegetarian hard cheese and not Parmesan!
We love our Spinach and Pesto Dip served with wholemeal pitta bread and plenty of vegetable crudités. It’s a fantastic addition to any buffet table, as well as being a perfect snack or light lunch.
What diets is this Spinach and Pesto Dip suitable for?
This Spinach and Pesto Dip is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets. Make sure that you’re using a vegetarian Italian hard cheese if you’re cooking for vegetarian diets!
It can be made dairy free by swapping the following ingredients out for dairy free alternatives;
- Fat free natural yoghurt
- Italian hard cheese
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Spinach and Pesto Dip?
We’ve used a food processor to get this Spinach and Pesto Dip super smooth, but you could also use a hand blender if you prefer.
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We’ve used a food processor to blend this Spinach and Pesto Dip like this one from Amazon.
You could use a hand blender like this one from Amazon instead of a food processor if you’d rather.
Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Add a little extra water until you reach a consistency you like.
Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Serve with vegetable crudités and some toasted mini wholemeal pitta.
What could you serve with this Spinach and Pesto Dip?
We love this Spinach and Pesto Dip served with wholemeal pitta or pepper and cucumber sticks. It also works really well when served with any of the following dishes:
How long can you keep this Spinach and Pesto Dip in the fridge?
Make sure to refrigerate this Spinach and Pesto Dip in a container with a lid. You can keep this recipe in the fridge for around 3 days or so.
Can I freeze this Spinach and Pesto Dip?
No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.
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Spinach and Pesto Dip
This simple, but impressive looking dip gets its vibrant colour from the spinach and is perfect if you're counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
- KCals 193
- Carbs 20G
- Place everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add a little extra water until you reach a consistency you like.
- Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Serve with vegetable crudités and some toasted mini wholemeal pitta.
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