Recipe: Paleo Spinach Artichoke Dip

January 7, 2015

Appetizers are hard to come by in the paleo world. They're either bacon wrapped around something or cold vegetables. When I found this recipe, I was so pumped. We made this New Years Day and served it with veggies (cold veggies) and it was so delish! I highly recommend this for your next party - I bet no one even notices its paleo! Enjoy!

Version 1 (no cheese)
  • 2 (14oz) cans artichoke hearts (mine were in brine), chopped
  • 16oz frozen spinach
  • 1 cup cashews, roasted and unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Version 2 (with cheese)
  • all of the ingredients above
  • 2 ounces goat cheese at room temperature
How to Make:
Version 1:

  1. Add frozen spinach and artichokes to large saucepan over medium heat and sprinkle with just a bit of salt.
  2. While your spinach thaws and artichokes warm up, pull out your handy dandy food processor.
  3. Place cashews in food processor and turn on. Grind until your cashews become a flour then begin to pour in your olive oil until you get a creamy consistency. Kind of like a super creamy cashew butter.
  4. Once your spinach is completely thawed and it’s all good and warm, drain the excess water from your saucepan and add spinach and artichoke to a large bowl.
  5. Add your creamy cashews and seasons to the bowl and mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve with sweet potato chips or veggies!
Version 2:
  1. Follow all steps above.
  2. Add goat cheese to your cashews and spinach and artichoke mixture. Mix well to combine.
  3. Serve with sweet potato chips or veggies!
I just threw everything into the pot to warm
Don't be scared of this cashew mix, it makes the dip SO creamy! 
the finished product! so good you won't even know it's paleo!


I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen