One of my favorite starter meals when I eat out is the spinach artichoke dip. However as a person who avoids gluten, you know the struggle is real. Most restaurants don’t really offer gluten free spinach artichoke dips as they are mostly cross contaminated with bread and other gluten ingredients.
You’re in luck, in this post we are going to share a very easy spinach and artichoke dip recipe that is also gluten free. Let’s go!
In this article:
- Gluten free spinach artichoke recipe
- What to serve on the side
- Is spinach artichoke gluten free
Recipe for gluten free spinach artichoke dip
|Two tablespoons of olive oil
|2 tablespoons of chopped sun dried tomatoes, others ones would also do, but make sure they’re dried
|Three cloves of garlic, mince them properly
|Half a teaspoon of pepper
|Four cups of chopped spinach, roughly around 170 grams
|One fourth teaspoon of salt
|170 grams of finely chopped artichoke
|One cup of shredded cheese
|Approximately 230 grams of room temperature softened cream cheese
|Red chili spice or paprika (optional, according to taste)
How to make
- Make sure that all your ingredients are prepped.
- You would need spinach leaves only, not the stem. Chop the spinach leaves finely.
- Finely chop the artichoke.
- Finely cut the sun dried tomatoes, you would need about two tablespoons.
- In a saucepan, heat two tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add minced garlic in the heated olive oil and cook for a minute or two, until the garlic gets golden in color.
- Add the finely cut spinach in the saucepan and cook for two to three minutes, or until the spinach starts to wilt.
- Add the chopped artichoke and mix well for about three to four minutes.
- Gradually add in the softened cream cheese and mix well.
- As the cream cheese melts, add in the spices (salt, black pepper, chili, etc.)
- Add the cheese and tomatoes.
- Cook on a medium flame for about two minutes.
- The dip is ready to serve.
*This recipe is sufficient to serve 12 people.
As a word of caution, make sure that all the complementary ingredients in the recipe are gluten free.
What to serve on the side
As we all know, eating a dip usually comes with bread or something nice to dip inside. Obviously we need to add a side dish and the best option is to just buy some gluten free baguettes that will go along the spinach artichoke dip perfectly.
A Few Things to Remember
The gluten free artichoke dip sauce is extremely easy to make. However, the only downside of this dish is that it’s not lactose-free.
So, if you’re lactose intolerant, you won’t be able to savour this mouth-watering dish unless you find alternatives to lactose ingredients. Starters like this are easier to assemble and even easier to clean the dishes.
Is spinach artichoke dip gluten free?
When making your own food at home it’s easy to make something that will be gluten free, in the case you are buying the spinach artichoke dip in the store or eating it out in a restaurant, you be surprised to learn that in most cases it will NOT be gluten free.
Most store bought spinach dips contain soup mix, or similar ingredients to add flavor and thickness to the dip, and these are most likely not gluten free.
The best bet would be to make your own dip at home following the recipe we shared above.