Classic Spinach Dip

How could I have forgotten this one? a staple of every party of the mid-eighties. This is from an ad in Bon Appetit December 1986.


  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 packet Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
  • 1 x 8 oz can water chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

Mix the whole lot up well, chill for a couple of hours, so that the soup can dissolve into the dip. There was something about this one that was really yummy. The salt and MSG, I expect. You could easily make this healthier, with a low-salt low-fat soup mix, and low-fat fromage frais or similar instead of the cream and mayonnaise.


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One Response to “Classic Spinach Dip”

  1. Justine Says:

    I noticed that you referenced the December 1986 Bon Appetit for this recipe and I am wondering if you still have the magazine.

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