Total Time
20 Mins
2 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

This savory Greek spinach dip takes its flavor cues from spanakopita. Serve it with warm pita bread or crisp crudités.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add shallots, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add spinach and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Using a slotted spoon, scoop spinach into a food processor; pulse until roughly puréed, about 5 pulses. Add remaining ingredients except pepper, pulse once just to combine, then season to taste with pepper.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Lemon just right and foodie friends loved it

April 08, 2015
I prepared this recipe exactly "as is" and it was devoured by my foodie friends, even one Greek:)  A commenter mentioned the lemon was too strong.  This is true if you plan to serve immediately.  However, I prepared it early, and left the dip in the fridge for two hours before serving.   At that point, the lemon was just right.    

mssbettyboop's Review

December 29, 2011
I used nonfat plain greek yogurt to save on fat and reduced fat feta cheese. I chopped up spinached prior to cooking and saved the step of the food processor. Delicious quick easy and enjoyed

RochellePills's Review

November 06, 2010
A nice recipe for a get together. Takes a little time, but is so much better than that deli stuff.

kristenkelley's Review

May 08, 2012
I really loved it and so did my husband. I thought the process was quick and painless. I will defiantly be making it again.

drchill07's Review

January 26, 2012

RedBisou's Review

January 26, 2012
It was DELISH! Although a bit too lemony for me, next time I make this I think I'll use a little less. Much better then at the restaurant! And great with PIta Chips EDIT: Added less lemon, it didn't taste as good, so I added less zest and it was better this time.

katrinaemel's Review

December 31, 2011
Tasty and fresh. I added some canned artichokes and extra feta.

Loverecipes1's Review

February 07, 2011
This was excellent! I added Kalamata olives and chopped fresh oregano to Greek it up even more!