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Get your dip on with this Ricotta Spinach Dip recipe

There's no greater love in this world than that of a good dip. - William Shakespeare....probably

I'm a lover of dips. Honestly, who isn't? It's basically the glue that holds the world together. When my friend, Brad (fellow dipper), was coming over for a Dynasty watch party I wanted to throw something together that would be fairly easy, but full of great flavor. Now, I keep a lot of random ingredients in my fridge, I'm always well stocked with cheese, condiments, and frozen spinach (in case I ever want to try it in my smoothies again). So I grabbed what I knew went into spinach dip, and then also grabbed what I've always wanted to go in spinach dip.

Legit, the thing I love about cooking is that I get the opportunity to be creative with what goes in my belly. I combine, add, and season until my hearts content. Since dips are so incredibly flexible, I find I turn to them when I need a little culinary outlet and a tasty treat for TV watching.

My list of ingredients looks a little intense since there's a good amount of them, but the key to ease is that they pretty much all get dumped into a bowl. The most complicated part is cutting up your onions and not letting them affect your tear ducts.

After I finish chopping, I start the thaw of my spinach, which is putting it into a medium skillet on medium heat and waiting for the ice to melt. It doesn't take too long, probably 5 minutes of moving, flipping, and cutting with your spatula. After your spinach is broken apart, you can add in your extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and red onion. Heat these components up, but make sure you don't burn your garlic since it gets real bitter when burnt and no one wants that.

After the skillet spinach monster is well combined and warmed up. Turn off your burner and let it sit while you throw your other ingredients into your chosen bowl. I use a circular Pyrex bowl, but you can use whatever your heart desires. If I'm being honest, the only thing I pulled out the measuring cup for was the mayonnaise and that's because I wanted the taste ratio of mayo to everything else to be nicely balanced and not too tangy. I stir everything up before adding in the skillet spinach, so I can make sure the dill and creamy bases are all well combined.

SLOWLY add in your spinach mix. I always get a little eager at this stage and spill a good amount of it on the kitchen counter. Once you've gotten all of the skillet spinach added, combine very well so that the green of the spinach , crunch of the onion, and kick of the garlic are evenly dispersed in the ricotta, feta, yogurt, and mayo.

Once you have your ingredients sufficiently mixed, taste test your creation. Judge for yourself if you need more pepper, a dash of more Old Bay, or some extra salt. If you have your own special seasoning you enjoy slipping into your food, toss it in your dip mix! This is YOUR tasty masterpiece, I'm just supplying the paints and brushes.

Ricotta Spinach Dip with Character

recipe spinach dip tasty party appetizer

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Total Time

25 Minutes

Servings

6

Ingredients

9 ounces of Frozen Spinach
2 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup of Red Onion
1 tbsp of Minced Garlic
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
5.4 ounce of Plain Greek Yogurt (personal cup size)
1/2 cup of Ricotta Cheese
4 ounces of Feta Cheese
1/2 tbsp of Pepper
2 tsp of Creole Seasoning
1.5 tsp of chopped Fresh Dill

Optional
1 tsp of salt

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium skillet over medium heat toss in frozen spinach and allow to heat through. Break apart.
3. While the spinach gets tender, prep your onions and if you're patient, your garlic. I get the jar of already minced garlic because I hate the lingering garlic hand smell.
4. Once your spinach is broken apart, add in your extra virgin olive oil, red onions, and garlic. Make sure it's all mixed together and that the garlic has time to become fragrant, about 2 minutes. Turn your burner off and let sit while you prep your other ingredients.
5. In a medium bowl, dump in your yogurt, ricotta cheese, feta cheese, mayo, and chopped dill. Mix together.
6. Grab your spinach, onion, and garlic concoction and slowly (so it doesn't spill everywhere) add it to your yogurt mix.
7. Combine super well, give it a taste, and add any seasoning you like. I went for pepper and a little bit of salt, but if you aren't big on sodium you don't have to add it if you don't want to!
8. Pop your dip into the oven for 15-20 minutes
9. ENJOY!

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Meet the Authors

Besides photography, I have a few different hobbies. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks and occasionally lending my voice to some. My husband, Shawn, and I love playing D&D and discovering new interesting food spots! Oh and I'm obsessed with our dog, Pony.

Published on July 18th, 2018
Filed under Recipe