Friday, November 14, 2014

Spinach Dip with Sourdough Dunkers

If our family is together for a holiday, be it The 4th of July, Christmas, or New Year's Day, there is almost always Spinach Dip on the giant table of sweet and savory treats that Mom has assembled for us to dig into. We also make it throughout the year for times when we want something yummy to nosh on while watching a good movie, and eating it when it's not a holiday seems to make it taste even more special in some way.

The dip is usually served in a hollowed out loaf of Sourdough bread. The insides are cut into chunks and placed around the bread bowl. Baking homemade bread is something I plan to dive into this Winter, but until I become a Master breadbaker, we will continue to buy our Sourdough bread from the grocery store.

Now and then the store will be out of the round loaves, but will have longer loaves available. If this happens, we simply slice the bread into thick slices and cut it into dunkers. You can throw some crackers on the plate for dunking as well.


1 box chopped spinach, thawed
1 16 oz. container sour cream
1 c. Hellman's mayonnaise
1 pkg. dried vegetable soup mix
1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained and diced
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped green onions or chives
Round loaf of Sourdough bread

Thaw the spinach, wrap it in paper towels, and squeeze it to release as much water as you can.  Separate the spinach and put in a medium size bowl.

Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, vegetable soup mix, water chestnuts, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.  Pour into a hollowed out loaf of Sourdough bread, or put into a pretty dish and garnish with chopped green onions or chives. Cut the bread into dunkers and serve alongside the dip.

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