This is the Best & Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip! Only 9 ingredients and 30 minutes are needed to make this delicious, crowd-pleasing hot dip. It’s so CREAMY and CHEESY without any sour cream, cheese or even store bought vegan cheese! Gluten Free.
Dips are such a crowd pleaser at a party and spinach artichoke dip is a classic! I love serving this vegan spinach artichoke dip with sliced little bread, like a baguette, or pita chips. It would also be a great dip for carrot sticks, tortilla chips or pita bread.
The BEST thing about this dip is how amazingly creamy, cheesy and delicious it is while being totally dairy free. The second best thing is how easy it is to make!
The third best thing about this vegan spinach artichoke dip? You don’t need any fancy vegan ingredients (like vegan cheese or vegan sour cream) to make it! It’s made with all whole food, simple ingredients that are easy to find. Yay!
How you do make vegan spinach artichoke dip?
First, soak your cashews in very hot water for about 5 minutes. Drain before blending. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
While the cashews soak, saute the garlic and onions for a few minutes, then set aside.
In a high powered blender (like a Vitamix, I love this one!), blend the cashews, unsweetened non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and salt. Blend until very smooth.
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To the blender, add the sautéed garlic/onions, fresh spinach and artichokes. Pulse a few times to combine, but do not blend! You want to leave it chunky.
It will look like this:
Transfer it to an oven safe dish (I used a 9 inch pie dish). Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown on top, warm and bubbly.
Serve warm with sliced bread, chips or vegetable sticks! You can also sprinkle the top with Vegan Parmesan Cheese, if you want. Enjoy!
For more delicious & easy vegan appetizers, try one of these:
The Best & Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 1 1/2 cups raw cashews
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 small lemon, juiced (2 tablespoons)
- 1-1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 4 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
- (2) 14-ounce cans artichokes drained & rinsed
- Optional: Vegan Parmesan Cheese for serving
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- Soak the cashews: Heat up about 3 cups of water in a tea kettle or small pot. Pour the boiling hot water over the cashews and let them soak for 5 minutes. Drain them when ready to blend.
- In a small pan, saute the garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes using either a tablespoon of olive oil or water, until the onion is slightly translucent. Set aside.
- In a high powered blender such as a Vitamix, add the soaked, drained cashews, unsweetened milk, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon salt. Blend until very smooth.
- Now add the cooked onions/garlic, spinach and artichokes. Pulse a couple of times, but do not blend. You want to leave quite a bit of chunky texture! Taste for salt, add more to taste.
- Transfer to an oven safe dish (I used a 9 inch pie dish) and bake for 20 minutes or so until warm, bubbly and golden brown on top.
- Sprinkle with vegan parmesan , if desired and serve with a sliced baguette, pita chips, tortilla chips or vegetable sticks. Enjoy!
- I like soaking the cashews in hot water for 5 minutes because it's fast, but you could soak the cashews overnight or for several hours.
- Do not use marinated artichokes, as the flavor will overpower the dish. You want to use the canned artichokes in water. OR you can use frozen artichokes, about 3 cups of them. Just defrost before blending.
- This works best with a high powered blender such as a Vitamix, which is what I use. If you try making it with a regular blender or food processor, it will be grainy, not as smooth and creamy. It will still work, but not be nearly as good!
- Use any non-dairy milk you like, but make sure it's unsweetened. I used almond milk.
This is so amazing! I’ve made it twice in the past two weeks. Modified for low fodmap diet and it still had great flavor with the salt, nutritional yeast and lemon. So thankful for this recipe!
Thanks for your great feedback and review! I’m thrilled you loved the dip recipe!
I dont have cans i have the marinated arthichokes from costco, about how many actual artichokes should i use?
The flavor might be a little different but they should work fine. I would use about 3 cups drained marinated artichokes for the recipe.
I don’t have a full size high speed blender, and usually use my ninja bullet instead. Since this entire recipe wouldn’t fit in the bullet, could I maybe mix the cashew “sauce”, and then do the rest in batches then hand mix it together? Does that make sense?
Hey Melissa, I would make the full batch of cashew cream first, then pulse in the rest of the ingredients in two or three small batches. Hope this helps!
Tastes delicious! I am so excited to serve this tonight! One question: I did use Vitamix and followed instructions to leave a bit chunky, but I still would like it to be just a bit thicker consistency. Any suggestions on how to achieve that?
Try blending the dip with less milk for a thicker consistency. Start with 1/2 cup of milk, then pulse in a little more until you reach your desired thickness. Hope this helps!
Truly the best! Thank you for this recipe. So impressed.
You are so welcome! Thanks for sharing your awesome feedback!
So yummy! No one could even tell it was vegan! I added the leftover dip to pasta, and it was equally delicious!
Hi Hillary. I’m so glad you loved the dip! Thank you for your terrific feedback, and your great idea for your leftover dip!