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Lightened Up Spinach Dip

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Lightened Up Spinach Dip

As part of our Virtual Diabetes Education Event during the month of November, registered dietitian Katie Busacca provided a demo of this delicious dip. Here's the recipe for easy reference:


  • 3oz (1/2 bag) baby spinach
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast or 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp mayo (light, vegan or regular)
    ½-1 lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat pan over medium heat with cooking spray or ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Once hot, add in spinach and garlic powder. Cook until wilted.
  3. In food process or blender add: cannellini beans, cooked spinach, nutritional yeast, mayo, lemon and start with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Blend until creamy in texture. If dip remains chunky, add olive oil ½ Tbsp at a time. Taste and flavor with salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Serve with whole grain crackers, carrots, or whole wheat bread.

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