Spinach and Onion Dip

An idea of a warm dip is always pleasing with fresh bread. Spinach is one of the leafy greens that is loaded with benefits; high in fiber, vitamins & minerals that have shown to improve oxidative stress, eye health, and blood pressure. Cream cheese is full of fat but it does have some good benefits in small quantities; good source of vitamin A and supplies antioxidants. I love the addition of onions to this dip, it has a subtle sweetness when sautéed and tastes perfect with spinach and cheese combination. This dip can be served with a variety of bread like crispy garlicky pita bread (instructions attached), buns, chips, and so on. To all the cheese lovers out there, head over to your kitchen and try out this amazing dip and see for yourself!

Spinach dip

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 25-30 mins


1 finely chopped onion
250 gm of softened cream cheese
2 cloves of chopped/crushed garlic
4 Tbsp sour cream
3 cups chopped spinach
4 Tbsp softened butter
1 tsp olive oil
½ a cup shredded cheddar
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp cumin powder
salt, to taste

Crispy Pita Bread (Optional):

2 Pita bread
4 Tbsp melted butter
Finely chopped garlic


Preheat the oven to 400

Place a pan on medium-high heat; add oil and finely chopped onion. Sauté till onions turn translucent about 4-5mins. Add salt (keep it to a minimum), pepper, cumin, oregano, parsley

Wash, chop, strain water from the spinach. This is an essential step, make sure you squeeze out most of the water from the spinach. Cook for a couple of minutes till the spinach is wilted and dry out any water

In a small bowl, cream to form a smooth paste with softened cream cheese, butter, and sour cream. Add to the pan and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes
Mix half of the shredded cheddar with the spinach mix

cream cheese dip

Fill 3/4th of ramekins or any baking dish you are using with the spinach and onion mix. Top with remaining cheese

cheese dip

I like to use small ramekins or small baking cups for this to have individual servings or store them in the refrigerator for 2-3 days to be baked at your leisure. I usually make more of it and keep some stored in the fridge

Bake the dip in the oven for 15-20 mins. Take it out, let it cool for 5mins before serving since the dip would be unusually hot

Crispy Pita Bread (Optional):

Slice pita bread into pizza slices

Combine melted butter with finely chopped garlic. Lightly brush the garlic butter on pita slices and bake for 5-6 mins in the oven at 400℉. I usually do it while my dip cools

warm dip

Pita bread
Serve it with Crispy garlic pita bread or any baked bread of your choice. I served with garlic pita bread and wholewheat crispy rolls. I hope you enjoy this delicious dip. If you do, please make sure to share photos and tag Herbs_n_Garlic on Instagram. Leave comments if you want me to make something of your choice

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