artichoke and spinach dip.

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I have found a way to make a dip without mayonnaise or sour cream! I substituted these ingredients with plain yogurt. Although I did add yogurt, it’s not much. I made this dip with mostly artichoke without much filler.

Artichoke is also one of my favorite vegetables! It’s tasty and also has many health benefits:

  • High in fiber, good for digestive health
  • Provides many vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and magnesium
  • Helps reduce blood pressure by neutralizing the effects of excess sodium
  • Improves overall health of the liver
  • Reduces levels of bad cholesterol (LDL)

All the more reason to make this delicious dip!

RECIPE:

  • 2 cans of artichoke bottoms
  • ¼ cup plain Siggi’s yogurt
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, diced
  • 1 can chopped spinach
  • ¼ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Place artichoke bottoms, yogurt, and garlic in a blender
  • blend until smooth – you may need to add some liquid to make it easier to blend – you can add some of the liquid from the can of artichokes or a splash of water
  • place mixture into a medium sauce pan
  • add chopped spinach, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese
  • heat on medium heat and stir until all the cheese is melted and dip is warm
  • add diced artichoke hearts and blend
  • transfer to a serving bowl
  • serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, carrots, cucumbers, etc.
  • enjoy!

Note: you can make this ahead of time – just reheat in the oven before serving!

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