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Spinach-Avocado Dip

May 14, 2012

by Emily

On top of being on a re-decorating kick, I’ve also been on a purging binge. From tired clothes to back-dated magazines, I am feeling the need to lose all unnecessary things via a little late spring cleaning. When I was digging through old magazines making sure not to throw away any dog-eared gems, I came across this great Martha Stewart recipe. Sans the potential heaviness of a mayonnaise based dip (and the complexity of some of her suggestions!), this rather light variation with Greek yogurt made for a delicious snack dinner. While it was perfect for my Sunday evening grazing needs, it would also be an excellent light bite for a party or even as a spread on a turkey sandwich or as a pasta sauce.

Spinach-Avocado Dip
Martha Stewart Magazine, December 2011

1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (2 large shallots)
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
10 ounces spinach, rinsed well
2 avacados, sliced thin
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper
baguette or crudities for serving

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook shallots and garlic, stirring often, until tender. Add spinach and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Cook until wilted, about 4 minutes. Refrigerate until cooled.

Meanwhile, puree avocados, yogurt, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth. Season with pepper. For a coarser dip, finely chop spinach mixture in avocado puree. For a smoother dip, add spinach mixture to food processor and pulse till smooth.

Serve chilled or at room temperature with baguette or crudities.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2012 11:21 am

    Sounds and looks good. I’m in need of some purging myself.

  2. May 14, 2012 12:21 pm

    Lovely! A great thing to do with avocado – I just made some guacamole myself.

  3. Lauren Mills permalink
    May 15, 2012 10:35 pm

    Avocado AND spinach? Yes, please!

  4. May 16, 2012 9:58 am

    Lauren – I am pretty sure this came out of your MSL mag! You will love this recipe!

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