Mary's Spinach Dip

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I work with a gal named Mary, she's the best! She knows my looks... my sighs... my pain, and she's always there to step in when our students get to be a handful (which happens around a gazillion times a day). Just today she saw me doing the potty dance and told me to go to the bathroom... that's when you know you have a good friend who cares :-)
Mary is a vegetarian, so she's basically an expert on yummy foods that don't contain meat. She always brings the best cake, chips, nuts, etc. to work! I like to tease Mary though because she can't weigh more than 100 pounds and I swear she eats 3 almonds for lunch and says "I'm stuffed", it's disturbing. When talking about food Mary likes to use descriptive words like "huge" and "enormous"... she'll say "Hey Carrie, I brought in a gargantuan bag of pretzels if you want some" only to pull out a ziploc with 10 pretzel sticks in it. It cracks me up!! Mary once described a 1/2 cup of guacamole as a "humongous vat of guacamole". I have to give her kuddos for her positive outlook, she's always a "the glass is half full" kind of gal, I love that about her!
Mary brought in this spinach dip a couple years ago and I knew it would be delicious (because it had Mary's endorsement) but I was hesitant to try it because I didn't think cold spinach dip would be very good. Boy was I wrong! I like this cold spinach dip better than warm spinach dip now! I make this for every potluck and party I go to! It's SUPER EASY and everyone raves about it, even I can't stop munching on it... I feel rude because I stand by my own dish and scarf it down, it's embarrassing!

Fritos Scoops Chips (don't try to use any other chip, these go the best with this dip)
1 box of Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and drained
1 packet of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix (it's next to the dry soups at the grocery store)
1 cup of Hellmann's mayonnaise (it has to be real mayonnaise, NOT Miracle Whip)
1 (16 ounce) tub of Sour Cream
Stir together the spinach, Knorr vegetable packet, mayonnaise and sour cream. Make sure to drain the liquid from the spinach and if your spinach is still frozen just pop it into the microwave for a few seconds to thaw. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with the Fritos Scoops and keep refrigerated! Oh, and try not to eat all the dip yourself ,-)


teresa said...

haha! don't you love it. this is a crazy delicious dip, yum!

KatiePerk said...

I love this recipe! Yum!! I love all dips actually!

DeenaC said...

I've been eating this for years! I love to add in chopped drained water chestnuts and serve it in a hollowed out bread bowl!

Christy L. said...

This is my FAVE dip! I use the recipie on back of the packet, and add the water chestnuts for an extra crunch. I do the bread bowl as well. YUM!

Mado said...

And what is the red/orange ingredient on the picture?

Carrie said...

Hi Mado
The red and orange things you see in the picture are from the packet of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix. I think they are dried carrots and dried red peppers... you don't taste them though so it's hard for me to say for sure.