Welcome to Day #6 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25. Today is our final day of #AppetizerWeek. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! Should we make it an annual event? I think so!
It’s been a crazy week on the set of Alouette. Getting between 4 and 6 hours of sleep per night, then cooking and cleaning the kitchen during the remaining hours a day, for 16 people, is both ultimately satisfying and exhausting. I’m writing this at 3 in the morning and my brain is swimming with the clink of dishes in the sink and the various shouts of film lingo like “QUIET ON SET!” and “Sound, frame, action!”
In one sentence, this vegan spinach dip: creamy, satisfying and spinachy, a hit among both vegans and omnivores alike (my proof was the empty container of dip at the party).
I hope you get a chance to enter to win this amazing giveaway because there are so many cookbooks on there that I could really use in my kitchen!
Visit all the other Appetizer Week participants for more dishes for the Big Game:
- Farewell to Appetizer Week by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Farewell to Appetizer Week by Kiss My Smoke
- Buffalo Chicken Dip by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Kickin’ Meatballs by Yours and Mine Are Ours
- Salsa Cheesecake by Organized Island
- Jalapeno Cheddar Bites by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Parmesan and Dill Snack Crackers by From Gate to Plate
- Game Day Guacamole by Flavor Mosaic
- Buffalo Spiced Popcorn by Wonky Wonderful
- Smoked Salmon Bites by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
- Queso Stuffed Padron Peppers over Romesco by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Hoisin Beef and Scallion Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Smoked Salmon Potato Stacks by Food Lust People Love
- Party Pinwheels by My Catholic Kitchen
- Parmesan Asparagus Phylo Spears by Makobi Scribe
- Black Bean Hummus by Home Cooking Memories
- Mini Beef WellingtonsÂ by Clarks Condensed
- PB & J Wings by Cooking In Stilettos
- Creamy Cilantro Lime Dip by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Rosemary and Sea Salt Roasted Almonds by Try Anything Once Culinary
Vegan Creamy Spinach Dip #AppetizerWeek
High in protein, this spinach dip is a great savoury appetizer that will please both omnivores and herbivores alike =) Creamy, satisfying, and full of flavour!
- 1 cup cashews, raw
- 1 bunch spinach (yields about 1 cup after cooked and squeezed)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- To serve: pita chips, pita wedges, corn chips, baked tortilla, etc. =)
- First, soak the cashews for 4 hours or overnight in the fridge (8 hours). Rinse, drain, and puree in blender or food processor. Add in garlic, nutritional yeast, sesame oil, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne and process until well combined.
- Meanwhile, wash the spinach, and blanch quickly in boiling water until it turns a beautiful bright green (I probably only did 30 seconds). Remove and submerge in ice bath to stop cooking process.
- Squeeze out excess water until you basically have a handful of squeezed spinach.
- Roughly chop once and throw into the food processor, pulsing until the spinach is combined with the cashew mixture.
- Remove and serve immediately.
It might be tasty if you bake it for a bit with some vegan cheese mixed in and/or on top, but I haven't tried it personally. Let me know if you try that.
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The spinach dip looks yummy!
Love the Moosewood Cookbook!
Lisa Le says
Thanks Tina =)
Thanks for sharing this! I just made a similar vegan spinach dip using chickpeas instead of cashew nuts, and the addition of a sweet Thai chili sauce really boosted the flavor profile of the dip. I’d love to try this next! Favorite cookbook: I think it has to be the Harry Potter Unofficial Cookbook, to be honest ;)
Lisa Le says
Ooh that sounds awesome! Kind of like a spinach hummus with some sweet kick to it. And I’m totally with you on the HP cookbook haha. I grew up reading the books and when I was 11, I secretly wished I went to Hogwarts haha. I would have been Hermione’s bestie.
One of my favorite cookbooks is the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook! The dip looks delish!
Lisa Le says
I loooove Smitten Kitchen! Thanks Raquel =)
Jasmine B says
Although it is not an official “cookbook”, my grandmother wrote down all of her recipes, and it is my favorite book when cooking :)
I really like Veganomicon. Full of great recipies!
Kim Beaulieuc says
This looks so amazing. I am so glad you joined us this week. xx
Lisa Le says
Thanks Kim! I’m so glad too! I never would have imagined such a massive collection of appetizers! Really impressive that you and Kristin organized it =)
I already have the vegan slow cooker and have made several recipes.
I have tried the banana french toast cupcakes from bake and destroy as well as their yummy corn muffins