1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 ½ cup sour cream
1 cup regular (not low-fat) mayonnaise
½ small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and minced
2 celery ribs, trimmed and minced
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Combine the spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, cucumber, celery, scallions, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and cayenne in a medium bowl, stirring well.
2. Transfer to a serving dish and serve, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Defrosting Frozen Spinach
Thaw a box of frozen spinach overnight in the fridge in a pie plate. Then, snip off a corner of the box, and holding it over a colander in the sink, press and twist it to squeeze out as much water as possible.