Appetizers/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Carrot and Spinach Dip

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Carrot and Spinach Dip ~ is loaded with spinach, fresh carrots, celery, red onions, sour cream, mayonnaise and a vegetable soup mix.  Creamy and delicious, it’s perfect every time!  With only seven simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare, this luscious Carrot and Spinach Dip becomes a family favorite!

We love to incorporate fresh vegetables into simple dips like this one.
Carrot and Spinach Dip is not only creamy, it also offers a crunchy texture and flavor since I added in some shredded carrots and celery to it.  A great appetizer to serve family and friends while you’re preparing dinner, and an ideal one for large gatherings!
Everyone loves it – hands down!   I love it because as a dip, I can make it ahead of time and even the night before.  Then serve it as an appetizer while everyone is waiting for dinner to get ready, or have it later in the day as an afternoon snack.  It’s ideal!

Carrot and Spinach Dip is a definite crowd-pleaser and definitely kid-friendly too!  You’ll be thrilled to know they’re eating healthy greens and carrots before dinner.

For additional crunchy texture, you may also add in some chopped water chestnuts.

Carrot and Spinach Dip is best when it’s chilled for a few hours before serving; or chilled overnight is even better!

Serve it with plenty of your favorite thin breads, crackers or veggie sticks.  This is basically my version of a spinach dip but with more healthy raw vegetables in it!    SO YUMMY!!

So amazingly good- you’ll want to make it often!  But don’t take our word for it- you’ll have to try it.



 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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  • 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
      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!

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      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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    December 13, 2014 at 4:10 am

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

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    December 14, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Yay for dip! This sounds super tasty.

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