California Avocado Spinach Artichoke Dip

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19 g
Total Fat
11 g
Total Carbs
5 g
30 mg

Spinach and artichoke dip is an indulgent favorite. This version replaces some ingredients with fresh California Avocados, resulting in a lighter dip that is creamy and delicious.


Serves: 8
10  oz.  frozen spinach, cooked and cooled*
oz.  frozen artichoke hearts, cooked and cooled
oz.  cream cheese, softened
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and mashed
  clove garlic, minced
Tbsp.  Parmesan cheese
1/2  tsp.  sea salt, or to taste

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Chop the cooked and cooled spinach and artichoke hearts; squeeze out excess moisture and set in a strainer or colander to drain. (Don’t skip this step or the dip can be watery.)
  2. Mix cream cheese and avocado together until well-combined and creamy. Stir in the garlic, Parmesan cheese and salt.
  3. Press any remaining liquid out of the spinach and artichoke mix, then fold into the dip blend. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  4. Serve immediately or place a cover directly on the dip surface and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

*May use 16 oz. fresh spinach, cooked, instead.

Vegan Variation: Omit the cheeses and increase the avocados to four. Add in 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast and 1 Tbsp. minced green onion if desired.

Serving Suggestion: If desired, stir in a pinch or two of white pepper or red pepper flakes to add a little heat. Serve with crisp vegetables or chips for dipping.

Beverage Pairing: Chardonnay.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Calories 220
Total Fat 19 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Total Carbs 11 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 5 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 290 mg
Potassium 511 mg

Vitamin A 301 mcg; Vitamin C 9 mg; Calcium 91 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 123 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.15 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 35%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

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