Appetizers/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Carrot and Spinach Dip

Creamy vegetable party dip is loaded with spinach, fresh carrots, celery, red onions, sour cream, mayonnaise and a vegetable soup mix. Seven simple ingredients combined together makes this luscious and creamy dip that is not only delicious and addicting, it’s perfect every time. 

We love to incorporate fresh vegetables into simple dips like this one. Not only it’s creamy, the shredded carrots and celery offer a crunchy texture to it and a flavor everyone will love. This is also a great “make-ahead” dip you can serve as an appetizer, and know in your heart your family and friends will enjoy eating this one – until it’s all gone!    

A definite crowd pleaser and kid-friendly too!  You’ll be thrilled to know they’re eating healthy greens and carrots before dinner.

For additional crunch, you may also add in chopped water chestnuts. This dip is best when it’s chilled for a few hours, or overnight.  Serve it with plenty of your favorite thin breads, crackers or veggie sticks. This is basically a spinach dip with more healthy raw vegetables added.  It is so amazingly good- you’ll want to make it often!

But don’t take our word for it- you’ll have to try it.  ENJOY!

 Carrot and Spinach Dip

  • 3 small carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery 
  • 1 (10 ounce) frozen spinach- defrost, squeeze out excess water
  • 1/4 cup red onion or 1/2 red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (16 ounce) sour cream
  • 1 package of vegetable soup mix
  • Optional: 1 can (whole) water chestnuts – chopped

Using an electric chopper or mini-prep plus by Cuisinart and pulse the carrots, celery  and red onion until they are shredded and minced very finely.  Transfer to a mixing bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients to the carrots and stir the mixture until well combined. 
Transfer to a serving dip bowl, garnish on top with a sprinkle of minced carrot on top, and cover with plastic wrap.

Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.  Serve with thin breads, crackers or fresh veggies sticks.
Serve chilled.

Serves 10 to 12

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Perfect every time sounds wonderful to me! Love the addition of carrots – the color and the crunch must be great! Thanks ladies – have a happy weekend!

    • Reply
      annaliz
      December 15, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you Tricia! Have a great week!

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    Roz Corieri Paige
    December 13, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Hi Liz and Anna,

    Oh nom nom, nosh nosh, etc. etc! I'm all over this dip, such a sucker for anything with artichokes included in the recipe! Gotta try this! Thank you for your sweet compliment on my post about Christmas cookies. Please let me know which recipe(s) you'd like me to feature (sooner than later if possible and if time permits). I would LOVE to feature your awesome recipes and photography!
    Wishing you a beautiful and BUON NATALE, amici!
    xo
    Roz

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      annaliz
      December 15, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you Roz, I hope to get to it done before the end of this week. I will copy and link to feature your cookies in our cookie exchange post! It will be fun! Have a great day! And wishing you a wonderful Christmas this year! xoxo Anna and Liz

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    scrambledhenfruit
    December 13, 2014 at 4:10 am

    I love things I can make ahead of time when I'm entertaining- this dip looks delicious! 🙂

  • Reply
    Joanne
    December 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Yay for dip! This sounds super tasty.

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