Peden’s Indulgent Spinach Dip

We mentioned the hearty farm-to-table fare served by Karma Lake of Menteith’s popular and talented chef Joe Peden in our Jazz & Blues Festival feature above. Well, this week, Joe is digging deep into his culinary repertoire to share a deliciously rich dip that makes for a perfect party ice-breaker, pre-dinner canape highlight, or simply an indulgent midweek snack. And since this is an awards issue – it feels like a good moment to remind readers to vote for Chef Joe in the upcoming Scotland Food Awards – which you can do by following this link:


Spinach dip Ingredients:


Mix all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. To serve, heat up mixture in a pan on medium heat until bubbling. Add to heatproof bowl and serve with tortilla chips. You can add an extra little bit of parmesan on top and grill before serving just to be a little bit more indulgent!

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  1. This is very similar to one of our favourite dips that we make.


    * ▢ 225 gms cream cheese softened
    * ▢ 1/2 cup sour cream
    * ▢ 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    * ▢ 3 garlic cloves minced
    * ▢ 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
    * ▢ 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
    * ▢ 400 gm can Artichokes chopped
    * ▢ 170 gms frozen spinach thawed

    * Preheat oven to 200 degrees. In a medium sized bowl add the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise and mix until incorporated. Add the garlic, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, artichokes and spinach.
    * Spread the mixture evenly into a small baking dish. Sprinkle over grated cheese.
    * Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it is heated throughout and bubbly.
    * Serve warm with sliced Turkish bread or crackers.

    LEEANNE’s notes:
    * Dip freezes very well.
    * Divide dip into smaller dishes (that are ovenproof) cover and freeze……when ready to use Bake for 15-20 minutes if thawed (about 30 mins if straight from freezer)
    * Use this dip as a filling in mushrooms….bake 20 mins.

  2. OMG, where are the artichokes???????? I love the spinach and artichoke dish that’s freely available throughout the USA… and this is obviously an adaptation! (Sitting in San Francisco airport in British Airways lounge, bemoaning the fact they don’t have it on the menu… it’s the *ONLY* American food worth eating!!! )

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