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Old 01-27-2008, 07:01 PM   #11
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old time spinach dip

The best spinach dip I ever had was the first time I ever tasted it. This was back in the 70's. It was just one big onion, minced--sweet or vidalia, one pkg frozen chopped spinach (sqeezed almost dry), enough mayonaise just to hold it together, and LOTS of fresh coarse ground pepper, and little salt. It was so good and simple to do. None of the commercial stuff ever compares to it, and any mixes don't either. This is so refreshing and simple. The pepper is the secret and I usually put in a couple tablespoons worth! You can judge it yourself however you like.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:46 PM   #12
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The very best I've had is on the back of the Knorr's spring vegetable soup mix box. It's always a huge success at every party it's at.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:53 PM   #13
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Same here, Knorr's is what we use, put inside a hollowed out bread bowl with the pieces arranged around it for dipping.
But, that artichoke spinach dip sounds mighty tasty as well, will definitely have to give it a try.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #14
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I was actually just browsing spinach dip recipes a minute ago. Here's one I might make soon:

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe | Recipezaar
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:26 PM   #15
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I vote Knoor also.
I shake a bit of cayenne in mine too.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:22 PM   #16
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I did try the Knorr's. Way to salty. I ended up just doing equal parts sour cream and cream cheese and eye-balled the spinach. Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Added a little milk for a creamy, smooth consistancy. Kind of boring but was good to me.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:13 PM   #17
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We also add chopped up water chestnuts for some extra crunch.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:59 PM   #18
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Here is the Knorr box recipe - I agree it it very good!!

KNORR'S BACK OF PKG. SPINACH DIP

10 ozs pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed & drained
16 ozs sour cream
1 c mayonnaise
1 pkg Knorr Vege Soup, Dip & Recipe Mix
8 ozs water chestnuts, drained & chopped (optional)
3 ea green onions, chopped

In med. bowl, stir spinach, sour cream, mayo, soup mix, water chestnuts & gr. onions till well mixed.
Cover; chill 2 hours to blend flavors.
Stir well. If desired, spoon into round bread bowl. Serve w/cut up veggies or chips.
SPINACH 7 CHEESE DIP: Add 8 oz. shredded Swiss cheese.

Note: I also add a couple shakes of tabasco.
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adding artichoke hearts to spinach dip works also.
Man, you gotta put some marinated artichoke hearts in there too!
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:59 PM   #19
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Here is a recipe we use at our restaurant. You can adjust the quantities to your liking.

8oz cream cheese
1pkg fresh chopped spinach wilted in a scant amount of water or frozen spinach
3 cloves minced garlic
1tsp tabasco
2tbsp. caesar dressing
1/4 cup parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

mix it all together and microwave for 1 minute if you want it to be hot.
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Here is a recipe we use at our restaurant. You can adjust the quantities to your liking.

8oz cream cheese
1pkg fresh chopped spinach wilted in a scant amount of water or frozen spinach
3 cloves minced garlic
1tsp tabasco
2tbsp. caesar dressing
1/4 cup parmesan
salt and pepper to taste

mix it all together and microwave for 1 minute if you want it to be hot.
Thanks for sharing. I like this better since it has no mayonaise. But where are the marinated artichoke hearts <chuckle><chuckle>
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