Spinach artichoke dip is one of my most favorite things in the world. I get to eat all that cheesy goodness and pretend to feel good about my choice because there's spinach in there. So when I first saw this vegan version (read: no cheese) I was highly spectacle. But because all of the recipes I've tried from Oh She Glows thus far were great, I decided to give this one a whirl.
So what gives substance and creaminess to this dip? Navy beans & water! What keeps it tasting savory and sort of cheesy? Those nutritional yeast flakes I mentioned last week. I finally got a chance to try them out, and while I would never snack on them plain, they did cheese up this recipe.
Changes I Made:
- Added a quarter cup parmesan cheese to the bean mixture and sprinkled a little more on top before baking.
- Put the spinach artichoke onion mixture in the food processor for a couple of pulses b/c I didn't chop them up small enough, IMO.
- Served with Fritos and tortilla chips. Both were equally satisfying.
I seriously want to eat this again like right now. To make this recipe even great is the fact that my 2 year old tore it up! She loves beans, and there is no mistaking that there are beans in the recipe. She didn't even notice the spinach or artichoke because I processed them so small. Score one for Mommy!