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Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

What do you take to a vegan potluck? What do you serve a vegan for an appetizer or snack? This spinach dip is a fabulous option, especially for soy-free or gluten-free sharing (use veggies to dip instead of crackers). And it takes just a few minutes to prepare.

See also: - Roasted potato salad with parsley pesto for a summertime side dish on Meatless Monday - Artichoke and green-olive tapenade for a snack on Meatless Monday - Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

You will need:

1-2 tablespoons olive oil 2 jalapenos 1 yellow onion 1 1/2 cups coconut milk 1 lemon 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans 1 avocado 2 10-ounce packages frozen spinach

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

1. Microwave the spinach one package at a time according to the directions on the box.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

2. Rinse the beans.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

3. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze out the juice.  

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

4. Cut the tops off the jalapenos and cut them in half. (Optional: Scrape out the seeds and white insides -- you can leave both if you want some extra kick in the dip.)

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Dice the jalapenos.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

5. Peel and chop the onion.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

6. Heat a skillet over medium heat.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Add the oil and heat for a minute or two.  

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Add the onions and peppers and cook, stirring frequently, for eight minutes or so, until they are soft and browning.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

7. While the onions are cooking, put the lemon juice, nutritional yeast flakes, beans and avocado in a large food processor.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Keep an eye on the onions and get ready to add some coconut milk when they're done.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

8. Add the coconut milk.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Bring to a simmer and cook for two minutes or so.  

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

9. When the peppers and onions are finished, add them to the food processor.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Blend until smooth.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

10. If you nuked the spinach before starting anything else, it should be cool enough to squeeze out all the excess water. Place the spinach in a large bowl.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Add the processed mixture to the spinach.

Spinach dip for a vegan appetizer on Meatless Monday

Stir until thoroughly combined. Serve warm or refrigerate.



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