FRESH SPINACH DIP
with StarCatcher Herb Shop's gourmet herbal blend: VEGGIE HARVEST
2 tbsp. olive oil
6 cups fresh baby spinach, stems removed, chopped
½ cup carrots, grated
½ cup red onion, small dice
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 oz. sour cream
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. StarCatcher VEGGIE HARVEST blend
Use only enough of the olive oil to coat the bottom of a large skillet. Add carrots, red onion, & saute lightly for 2 minutes. Add spinach, spooning the carrots & onion over it to speed up the wilting.
Transfer to a strainer & press out any liquid.
In a large bowl, blend Parmesan, softened cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, & StarCatcher VEGGIE HARVEST blend. Mix well. Add the spinach, carrots & onions. Mix again. Refrigerate a minimum 2 hours or overnight.
Mix again & serve in a hollowed out bread bowl with toasted bread chunks or baguettes .
Variation: Add 6 strips cooked, crispy, crumbled bacon before serving.