Appetizers/ Kid-Friendly Recipes

Carrot and Spinach Dip

Carrot and Spinach Dip by 2sistersrecipes.com

Carrot and Spinach Dip ~ is a cold appetizer served as a creamy dip. Loaded with spinach, fresh carrots, celery, red onions, sour cream, mayonnaise and a vegetable soup mix, this creamy and delicious carrot and spinach dip makes the perfect appetizer every time!  With only seven simple ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare, this luscious appetizer will become your family’s new 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 with delicious flavors, especially since I added in some shredded carrots and celery to it.  Like most spinach dips, it’s a great appetizer to serve family and friends while you’re preparing dinner, and an ideal one for large gatherings!

Everyone loves this carrot and spinach dip – hands down!   I love it because as a dip, it’s super easy to make, it requires no cooking at all, and I can make it ahead of time, even the night before!  What could be better?

For me, this carrot and spinach dip works as the perfect appetizer while everyone is waiting for dinner.  Serve it with your favorite thin breads, crackers or with veggie sticks.

Besides being a great appetizer, this dip makes an ideal snack in the afternoon, especially when the kids come home from school.

 

Carrot and Spinach Dip is a definite crowd-pleaser and definitely kid-friendly too!  You’ll be thrilled to know your family are eating healthy greens and carrots before dinner.  I know I am – every time!

For additional crunchy texture, you may also add in some chopped water chestnuts.  The water chestnuts will add a depth of more flavor and texture to this dip.

Carrot and Spinach Dip is best served chilled, at least a few hours before serving.  Chill it overnight, and it gets even better.

This is basically my version of our favorite cold spinach dip but with more healthy raw vegetables in it!  Making it more healthy and SO much more 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.

ENJOY!

 

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Carrot and Spinach Dip by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Kitchen Items best to use:

Electric mini chopper or Cuisinart mini-prep.

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Carrot and Spinach Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Total time: 
Serves: 6 to 8
 
Carrot and Spinach Dip ~ is an appetizer dip loaded with spinach, fresh carrots, celery, red onions, sour cream, mayonnaise and a vegetable soup mix. Served chilled, it's easy, creamy and delicious, and it's makes the perfect appetizer every time!
Ingredients
  • 3 small carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 (10 ounce) frozen spinach- defrost, squeeze out excess water
  • ¼ cup red onion or ½ cup sweet onion
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (16 ounce) sour cream
  • 1 package of vegetable soup mix
  • Optional: 1 can (whole) water chestnuts - chopped
Instructions
  1. With an electric chopper or (mini-prep plus by Cuisinart ), pulse the carrots, celery and red onion until they are shredded and minced very finely. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the carrots mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Transfer to a serving dip bowl, garnish on top with a sprinkle of minced carrot on top, and cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving, or over night. Serve with thin breads, crackers or fresh veggies sticks.
  5. Best served chilled.
  6. Serves 6 to 8

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna and Liz

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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!

  • Reply
    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

    • Reply
      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

  • Reply
    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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