A healthy spin on Spinach Dip that fit’s a candida diet. This Candida Diet Spinach Dip uses whole foods ingredients to create a creamy and delicious dip that’s healthy for you too!
high in vitamins and minerals
Spinach is high in vitamins and minerals. Considered a superfood, spinach offers a cornucopia of healthy vitamins and minerals including protein, calcium, iron, vitamins A and K, folate, magnesium, and potassium. (Spinach has more potassium than bananas!)
In this recipe hemp seeds are used to make a “cream sauce” that’s poured over frozen spinach to create a healthy version of the beloved Spinach and Artichoke Dip. This healthier version fits both a vegan and candida diet!! Served with sliced veggies or gluten-free crackers, it makes a delicious and satisfying snack.
keeping it simple, skip the thawing
In this vegan spinach and artichoke dip recipe, rather than thawing the spinach first, place it frozen directly into the skillet. Just another step to make this recipe as easy as possible. Although cooking spinach will decrease some of the potency of its nutrients, avoiding the thawing process will keep some of these nutrient levels intact, like vitamin C.
Another ingredient I want to highlight in this healthy recipe is apple cider vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar is an everyday “go-to” in my pantry. I use it often when sautéing kale, collard greens and brussels sprouts. I also use it to make salad dressings. It’s thought to help regulate blood sugar and even boost gut health. Because it contains beneficial bacteria, it acts similar to a probiotic helping to boost your immune system and your ability to digest and absorb nutrients.
Healthy Candida Diet Spinach Dip recipe
If you love Vegan Dips, you may also enjoy my Vegan Nacho “Cheese” Dip!
Candida Diet Spinach Dip
Vegan | GF | Paleo | Keto | Candida-Diet
For the Hemp Cream
- 1 cup hemp seeds option to sub raw sunflower seeds
- 2 cloves fresh garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup filtered water more as necessary
For the Spinach Dip
- 1 Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
- 1/2 medium sized yellow onion small dice (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 pinches sea salt divided
- 3 cups frozen spinach
- 1 (14-ounce) can fresh artichokes rough chop
for the hemp cream
Create the hemp cream by placing all of those ingredients into a blender. Start blending on a low speed and slowly work up to a high speed until smooth and creamy. If it needs more liquid, add filtered water 1 Tablespoon at a time, until the consistency is similar to a thick sauce.
For the spinach dip
Next, heat a sarge skillet over med-high heat and add 2 Tablespoons of olive or avocado oil. Once warm, add the diced red onions and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté for a couple minutes until onions start to soften and turn translucent. Next add the frozen spinach and sauté for a couple minutes more. Now add the artichokes, another pinch of sea salt and sauté for about 3 - 4 minutes more, or until the spinach is cooked and all the ingredients are nicely incorporated.
Finally add the Hemp Cream and mix to combine. Taste for seasoning.
Enjoy with sliced veggies such as carrots or cucumbers or gluten free crackers!
Thinking of starting a Candida Diet but not sure where to start? You’ll love my Candida Diet Meal Plan. Learn more HERE.