FIFA World Cup Snack: Vegan Cheesy Spinach Dip

Andrea Banerjee

I just learned this weekend that I’m a soccer fan, apparently. I don’t think I’ve ever watched a game in my life, but my boyfriend had it on on Saturday and I sat down to check it out. It was so exciting! I’ve watched two more since!

My level of fandom will recede now that it’s the work week no doubt, but I had fun watching while we were both feeling under the weather. If you and/or your family find yourselves parking it in front of the TV for World Cup, you might enjoy this healthy snack. I wanted something really easy so I tossed it together with ingredients from other similar vegan “cheese” recipes I’ve tried, and items I had in the fridge. There are tons of similar recipes out there, so I like to use the same base and make things up as I go. I guess this is a vegan version of queso-meets-spinach-cashew-dip. It’s super tasty with pita or corn chips and very very quick to make (always a win for this lazy girl!)

Fitchick Pro-Tip: Get up and do some chores or push-ups on breaks from the game! You can actually squeeze in a lightning circuit-workout at halftime (try a 7-minute BBG round).

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp spicy hummus
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chipotle hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp warm water

Directions

  1. Pre-soak cashews in warm water for one hour for a thinner dip. I think I only soaked mine for about 10 minutes!
  2. Pour cashews, yeast, salt, hummus and garlic into the Magic Bullet. You may not need the 2 tbsp of water – I usually begin blending and then add warm water as needed.
  3. Β Blend for about 10 seconds. Stir and repeat. Check the texture- I wanted a thicker dip so I didn’t over-blend.
  4. Pour into a bowl and hand-stir in chopped spinach. If you enjoy the texture, taste and pop of green of a more traditional spinach dip, I don’t recommend adding the spinach to the Bullet – it will puree pretty quickly.
  5. Serve with corn chips, pumpernickel bread or raw veggies for a tasty soccer snack!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    So tasty it is

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  2. Nice recipe, will have to try it! My family is all about soccer so this has been a very exciting time. Especially for my 12 year old son who knows all the scores and stats;)

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  3. This is a wonderful dip for anytime πŸ™‚πŸ‘Œ

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