I decided to make a "Easy Creamy Spinach & Fennel Dip" this recipe that you can whip together easily. It is supper creamy – so I threw everything together and the results were very delicious.
3 cups fresh spinach, remove stems—rinse and chopped
1 (16 oz.) sour cream
1 cup Hellmann's ® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1 Knorr ® Vegetable recipe mix
1 (8 oz.) water chestnuts, drained and chopped (optional)
3 green onions, chopped (optional)
1 large fennel bulb, stalk—rinse chopped
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
2 teaspoons butter
2 large garlic clove minced
In a skillet add oil and butter; bring to medium heat.
Add fennel, garlic cloves and spinach saute for 10-12 minutes; remove from heat and drain liquids off.
Let fennel and spinach cool for 45 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Let chill 2-4 hours or overnight.
Hollow out round sour dough loaf and fill with dip.
Garnish with chopped fennel fronds.
Serve with your favorite chips and crackers or hallow out cherry tomatoes or cucumber slices and fill with dip.