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Cheezy - Spicy Vegan Spinach Dip

If you are looking for a cheezy and spicy vegan spinach dip, this might just be the perfect recipe for you. It is whole foods plant-based all the way as veggies and of course spinach leaves are turned into a smooth and creamy dip. Think of it as a Green Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce.
Course Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword vegan spinach dip, veggie dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 300kcal


To blanch

  • 5 oz Fresh spinach leaves

To pre-cook

  • 1 cup Potato (diced) 1 medium
  • 1 cup Sweet potato (diced) 1 small/medium
  • ½ cup Carrot (diced) 1 medium
  • ¼ cup Onion (chopped) ½ small
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 cup Veggie broth

To blend


Blanch spinach leaves

  • Boil water in a kettle. Wash spinach leaves.
  • Take a saucepan and add the washed leaves. Pour the piping hot water on the leaves and wait for a minute. Drain the water.

Prepare ingredients

  • Peel and dice potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. The smaller you dice them, the shorter will be the cooking time. 
  • Peel and chop onion and garlic. 

Pre-cook ingredients

  • Boil veggie broth in a pan and add all vegetables (diced potatoes, diced sweet potatoes, diced carrots, chopped onion, and garlic). Cook them until soft.  
  • When ready, reserve 1 cup of cooking water. 

Blend everything to make a sauce

  • Transfer all cooked vegetables and blanched spinach leaves into a blender. Add sunflower seeds (no need to soak them), nutritional yeast, lemon juice, spices, and the reserved cooking water.
  • Blend them until you have a creamy sauce. 



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2596mg | Potassium: 1092mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 22983IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4mg