The Best & Easiest Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip
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.
Servings: 10 servings
- 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.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1125IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg