I love spinach and artichoke dip, and even though it’s not the healthiest thing, I’ll usually order it if it’s on a restaurant menu. I’ve made it at home a few times, but only for company because otherwise I’d eat it all.

Every time I eat spinach and artichoke dip, I try to think of ways I can eat it every day without guilt. Finally, I came up with this. It’s got all the flavors — lots of garlic, tangy artichokes, lemon — paired with shredded chicken and Ava Jane’s Kitchen Everyday Blend. This seasoning blend is a great all-purpose seasoning, hence the name. You can use it anywhere, but it’s perfect for adding punch to dishes like this.

You can make up a big batch of this for the week and then eat it between two slices of bread for lunch or with some crackers as a snack. Unlike the dip version, this is actually pretty good cold, right out of the fridge.


Serves 4-6

Prep time: 20 minutes



2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 small onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

6 cups spinach, chopped

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken

1 tablespoon Ava Jane’s Kitchen Everyday Blend

1/2 cup mayonnaise



Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, onions, and celery and cook until slightly softened. Add the spinach, cook until wilted. Let cool and add the lemon juice.

Put the spinach in a bowl with remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Chill until ready to serve.

Easy to download PDF: Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Salad