Spinach Dip Without the Nasty MSG Soup Mix

December 21, 2013 · 5 comments

Spinach Dip

Spinach dip is one of those recipes that I missed once I got into real food, because I knew there was no way I’d use those disgusting packets of vegetable soup mix that most versions called for.

Check out the label on the one I used to buy:

spinach dip soup mix ingredients

Wow, how many of these ingredients gross YOU out?  Besides the MSG and Canola oil, there are more chemical doozies in there, too.

Try this even tastier and MUCH better-for-you version instead!

Spinach Dip – Real Foodie Version

smart stick cuisinart hand blender 3Mix the above ingredients together well, I use a handheld blender to get it really smooth and creamy.

Stir in the following:

  • 1 bunch of fresh spinach or 1 box of frozen spinach, lightly steamed (to break down the anti-nutrients in raw spinach – read more about that here), chopped up small
  • Optional:  Carrots chopped small and steamed just until crisp-tender
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Sourdough crackers and moreServe in a bread bowl if desired — you could use this soaked bread recipe or this sourdough bread recipe.


  • Pieces of bread from the bread bowl
  • Crackers — try these sourdough crackers!
  • Fresh vegetables, like carrot sticks, celery, cucumber slices, peppers, etc.

Let me know if you like it!



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  • { 5 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} December 21, 2013 at 6:20 am

    THANK YOU! I am so making this!


    2 Mary December 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    sounds scrumptious!


    3 Teena December 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Sounds yummy and I have tons of cut up veggies ready for dipping! I chuckled the other day when a saw a post on Facebook for “homemade” soup and the ingredients called for Lipton onion soup packets and Campbell’s cream of celery soup. I’m so glad you share your recipes :)


    4 Susan E December 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    I’m going to make this, it looks wonderful! I might add some radish for extra crunch, when I used to make the MSG version, I added a can of chopped water chestnuts.


    5 MrsD December 24, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Good idea Susan!
    Thank you Kelly! I was so dreading Christmas knowing all the junk we will eat…so this is on the menu now:) Merry Christmas and thank you as always!


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