Creamy Spinach Dip2014-12-09
- Servings : 4
- Prep Time : 2:00 h
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 2:20 h
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1⁄2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 500g spinach, washed
- 250ml sour cream
- 125ml mayonnaise
- 2 tsps Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the carrot, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables have softened, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
Return the pan to medium heat, add half of the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the spinach is completely wilted, about 4 minutes. Add the remaining spinach and cook, tossing occasionally, until completely wilted, about 3 minutes more.
Transfer the spinach to the strainer in the sink. Using a ladle, press on the spinach to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Finely chop the spinach, and transfer it to the bowl with the vegetables.
Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, Worcestershire Sauce, and lemon juice and stir to combine. Cover tightly and refrigerate until the flavours meld and the dip is thoroughly chilled, about 2 hours. Serve with sliced fresh bread or crackers.