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Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups

Keep your guests happy with these creamy and delicious Paleo Spinach and Artichoke Cups, whether it's game day, a holiday party, or any celebratory gathering!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 24 mini cups
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

For the crust

For the spinach and artichoke filling

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 14oz can of artichoke hearts drained and chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 oz frozen spinach thawed (about 1 cup)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin or 2 12-cup mini muffin tins.
  • Place all ingredients for the crust in a blender and pulse until mixed and can be formed into a dough. Add a little bit more coconut oil if the dough seems too dry.
  • Knead the dough a few times, then divide it equally into the muffin tin cups. Use your hands to press the dough to the bottom and the sides to form a shell.
  • Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the cashews, and squeeze out the liquid from the artichoke hearts and thawed spinach. 
  • Place cashews, garlic, coconut milk, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, onion powder, sea salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. 
  • Stir in spinach and artichoke hearts to the creamy cashew mixture. 
  • Spoon the filling mixture evenly into the baked dough, about 1 rounded teaspoon per each dough cup. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden and the top of the filling starts to brown. 
  • Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes before digging in.  

Nutrition

Serving: 1Spinach and Artichoke Cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.7mg