Garlicky Spinach Dip

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Wow guests with this spread that's served with rounds of French bread, raw veggies, or like hummus with pita wedges. The dip also makes a great sandwich filling with roasted vegetables and olives.

  • 1/4-CUP SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 1 cup cubed French bread, preferably stale
  • 1 10-oz. pkg. chopped spinach, thawed
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (1 1/2 Tbs.)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish, if desired
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and toast 7 to 10 minutes, or until light brown and fragrant. Cool 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place bread cubes in bowl and cover with 1/2 cup cold water. Let stand 5 to 7 minutes, then drain. Squeeze to remove excess water. Place bread, walnuts, spinach, and garlic in food processor, and purée 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add olive oil, lemon juice, and brown sugar, and season with salt and pepper. Purée until combined. To serve: Spread dip in shallow plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 3 cups
  • Calories: 166
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Fat Content: 15 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 92 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g