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5 Minute Super Easy Chunky Spinach & Basil Homemade Dip

A super easy chunky basil & spinach homemade dip that can be whipped up in just five minutes. You need never by another dip again.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 70 g (1/2 cup) cubed Parmesan cheese
  • 100 g (3 1/3 cups) spinach
  • 20 g (1 cup) fresh basil leaves
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) cashews
  • 40 ml (2 Tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper


  • Place the garlic and the Parmesan cheese into the food processor.  Blitz until the cheese is finely grated. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed in the recipe.
  • Pulse briefly 3 - 4 times to achieve a chunky consistency.  You may need to push the ingredients down between pulses to ensure everything is evenly incorporated. 
  • Scoop the chunky dip into a bowl.
  • Taste the dip, and adjust the seasonings or consistency as required.  Gently stir in more lemon juice, salt and peppers, or oil to thin the consistency.
  • Whilst the dip can be served immediately, it is best left a few hours after making to allow the flavours to mingle. 
  • Store in the fridge for up to one week.


The olive oil will cause the dip to thicken in the fridge. If you are making this in advance, allow it to sit at room temperature for about 15 - 20 minutes before serving