This dairy-free Spinach Artichoke Dip from Gather by Hayley Mason and Bill Staley is delicious! I recently received a copy of this new Paleo cookbook. It is a gorgeous coffee table book (large size format with beautiful photos), though it will not spend much time on your coffee table. It will be in your kitchen where you can use it.
After my younger son and I spent the evening reading through the book, we decided to make the vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip. I’ve wanted to eat spinach artichoke dip for quite some time. However, each of the recipes I’ve come across have tons of sour cream. So I was happy to see Bill and Hayley’s dairy-free spinach artichoke dip that uses cashews for its base. The dip is rich and creamy, just like a traditional Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe.
Gather: Spinach Artichoke Dip
- 2 cups cashews
- filtered water
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 28 ounces artichoke hearts, 2 cans
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 5 cups fresh raw spinach chopped
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, cover the cashews with filtered water, and soak them in the refrigerator overnight
- The following day, drain the cashews, and place them in a food processor or high-speed blender
- Pour in enough filtered water to just cover the cashews
- Blend them until smooth
- At this point you will have "cashew cream"
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the cashew cream, nutritional yeast, onion powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice
- In a large heavy skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium heat
- Add the artichoke hearts to the skillet, and sauté them for one minute
- Add the minced garlic and spinach, and continue to sauté them for 5-7 minutes
- Mash and chop the artichoke hearts with a silicone scraper or spoon as you sauté them
- Let the mixture cool
- Then, stir it together with the cashew cream
- Refrigerate until serving.
The batch of dip that I made from Gather came out looking exactly like the photo in their cookbook. After I faithfully followed the recipe, I added a bit more spinach and artichokes, as I was in the mood for more vegetables. Theirs however, was exactly like the spinach artichoke dip of my childhood. Creamy and delicious.
We like to serve healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip with these paleo cracker recipes:
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Gina Chun says
Is there anything I can replace the cashews with??
Gina, did you find a substitute for the cashews? I’m thinking of trying it with some avocado pureed with a bit of lemon juice.
You can puree white beans. :)
Monica P says
Ah, you’ve peaked my interest .. think I’m going to check out this book !!
I thought Cashews were a legume…so no no for Paleo, right?
Anna Zell says
Nope they are a tree nut, not a legume according to Wikipedia. They have a very interesting and detailed entry on cashews. People can be allergic to them though, and they need to be roasted to minimize potential for a reaction to a chemical similar to what causes poison ivy. I think the soaking and rinsing in water helps eliminate some of the adverse chemicals.
I just ordered this yesterday along with the preorder of Against All Grain. That recipe looks amazing :)
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Oooooh! Sounds yummy!
Looks delicious! I have contemplated purchasing this book. After your post, I think it is a must! Question: what is nutritional yeast?
Dana in STL says
Nutritional yeast is a vegan replacement for cheese; you may need to buy it online if you can’t find it in your store.
It’s a yellow powder that’s often used in vegan recipes because it imparts a cheesy taste and it offers a bit of a nutritional boost. The Redstar brand comes in a canister and is easy to find in health food stores. Sometimes it can also be located in the bulk food section.
Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry says
Yum-This is exactly my kind of dip! I just made an artichoke hummus dip last week and looking forward to trying this recipe this week and checking out the fabulous new book!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
This spinach and artichoke dip sounds great and sounds so easy to make!