In addition to mozzarella sticks for Brianna’s birthday dinner, we also had vegan spinach and artichoke dip!! I used trusty Google to do a recipe search and chose to base the recipe on a recipe from AllRecipes.com. This dip was absolutely amazing if I do say so myself. Even my boyfriend, who is not a fan of artichokes, loved it (: or maybe he was just being nice…
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Yields enough for 4-6 people
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese; I used Follow Your Heart brand
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper
2 (14 oz.) cans artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1 (10 oz.) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
1/4 cup vegan shredded cheddar cheese; I used Daiya brand
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, nutritional yeast, dried basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir well to be sure the mixture is lump free and fully incorporated. Gently stir in the artichokes then spinach.
Transfer the mixture to an oiled baking dish, or a bread bowl. Top with the cheddar cheese and bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and lightly browned.
Serve with sliced bread, veggie sticks, and/or pita chips. Enjoy warm (: