Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Spinach-Artichoke Dip

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip

8 ounces firm tofu, drained
1 cup chopped canned artichokes, drained, reserve 2 tablespoons canned juices
½ (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup diced onion
2 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tofu, artichokes, artichoke juice, and spinach in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium-sized bowl. Stir in basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Heat oil in a small skillet, and cook onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Remove from heat, and stir into spinach artichoke mixture. Place in a 3-cup glass or ceramic baking dish that has been rubbed with olive oil. Bake 20 minutes, or until edges start to brown. Serve warm.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about ¼ cup)

Comments

  1. Wanda Suter says:

    Can we really have pita bread on the “Daniel’s Fast” with the Spinach-Artichoke dip?

  2. If we wanted to use fresh spinach would it still be the 10oz?

    • No, it would be less, but I’m not sure exactly what the amount would be without making it to see. I recommend adding as much as you prefer. It’s really a matter of your own taste and how much spinach you like!

  3. Can anyone recommend some brands that sell unleavened whole grain breads? I can’t seem to find anything in the stores. Thank you!

  4. Tonja McLaurin says:

    If a label reads organic sugar cane under ingredients but under the daily value list it says 0 sugars….what exactly does that mean? Can we eat this on a Daniel Fast?

    • I’m not sure how it can say 0 sugars when it contains sugar cane. What is the product? Perhaps it’s less than 1g of sugar, so it’s not enough to be more than zero. However, if it has sugar, it’s technically not a part of the Daniel Fast.

  5. What can I use instead of the tofu?

    • Hmmm. I’m not really sure because the tofu is a substitute for cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan cheese. I can’t think of another food that’s Daniel Fast friendly that will produce the same texture.The only thing I can think of is pureed great northern beans or chickpeas. Maybe someone else has an idea?

    • Jessica I. says:

      Soaked raw cashews are a great cheese substitute and could probably be used in place of the tofu in this recipe. May have to add some water or non-dairy milk to get it the right consistency. If you have a NutriBullet though, stir the spinach and artichoke in last or else it will be pulverized!

      • Glad you said put the spinach in the Nutribullet in last. I have one of these and it always say to put the vegetables at the bottom.
        Also I see smoothies for Daniel Fast breakfast ideas. I could’ve sworn water is the only thing to drink on this.

        I did this the first time and complained everyday. Now I’m going to do it again with no complaints. I made it through the 21 days but I felt so lousy afterwards due to my complaining.

        • Thanks for your comments. Yes, you are correct about water being the main beverage on the fast. But, it’s acceptable to use 100% fruit and/or vegetable juices in recipes and as a meal replacement (if you also want to incorporate a juice fast within your Daniel Fast). Does that make sense? May the Lord give you strength as you seek Him through prayer and fasting!

  6. Danielle Grubbs says:

    I LOVE spinach artichoke dip. However I am terrified of TOFU! How close does this taste to the real thing? BTW thank you for all the amazing recipes!

    • Terrified, huh? Well, the good thing about tofu is that it doesn’t really have a taste. It takes on the flavor of the food it’s mixed with. Since the Daniel Fast recipe doesn’t contain any cheese or butter, it’s not the same. But, for a Daniel Fast “cheese” dip, it’s good. I challenge you to give it a try! :)

  7. Carol Smith says:

    Can you use silken tofu?

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