A holiday party favorite: Spinach artichoke dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip FINAL-Margaux DrakeNeed appetizer inspiration for your next holiday celebration? Try spinach artichoke dip. D&W Fresh Market is always stocked with an ample supply of, frozen chopped spinach, in the freezer section.

Low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach is one of the most nutritious foods available plus it’s a great source of dietary fiber which aids in digestion and helps to fill you up so you do not  overeat. What a delicious way to incorporate more dark leafy greens into your diet. The dip dish is always empty at the end of the party!

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Makes one quart

2 cups veggie monterey jack shredded cheese
1 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup Veganaise
1 cup vegan sour cream
1 10 oz box of chopped frozen spinach
1 6 oz jar of artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1/2 cup water chestnuts, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 t black pepper, ground
Spinach Artichoke Dip2-Margaux DrakePreparation:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl cream together veggie monterey jack shredded cheese, nutritional yeast, Veganaise and vegan sour cream. Thaw and squeeze the chopped frozen spinach, draining off any excess water. Then, add it and the rest of the ingredients to the mixture and stir to incorporate. Place the mixture into a baking dish and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers or toast points.

Spinach artichoke dip can be made one to two days in advance, covered and refrigerated. Allow the dip to warm to room temperature before baking.

You can find all of these ingredients at your nearest D&W Fresh Market. Great variety, always fresh. Happy Holidays!