This is THE spinach dip you need in your life. Game day, girls night, holidays, Tuesdays…any reason is good enough to make this dip. It is the most spectacular dip. Creamy and crunchy, salty, savory, and yet slightly sweet. It hits all the notes. But don’t just take my word for it, I shared it with a friend and her exact words were: “I’d hit on that dip if I saw it at a bar.”
I think that just about speaks for itself.
The key to this dip is lots of garlic – I mean LOTS of garlic; and my homemade smoked maple tofu bacon. The smoky sweetness of the “bacon” adds such tremendous flavor and some great texture too. Of course, you can always use a pre-made vegan bacon if that’s easier, or what you have on hand, but I really think you should try this maple smoked tofu bacon recipe – it’s like bacon candy!
Garlicky Spinach & Bacon Dip
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 ½ cups vegan sour cream
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp onion powder
2 tsp tamari or dark soy sauce
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 10oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed and all water squeezed out
8 pieces tofu bacon, diced
1 8oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
8 stalks green onion, diced
In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, tamari and lemon juice. Whisk until well mixed.
Add in tofu bacon, green onions, spinach and water chestnuts. Stir to combine.
Chill for minimum 30 minutes to allow flavours to mix, then serve with tortilla chips, crackers, pita or flatbreads.