Monday, November 17, 2008

artichoke dip!

1 can artichoke hearts (not the marinated kind, the ones packed in water), drained
Mayonnaise (regular Hellmann's, not the low-fat/ low-cal kind)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (or a parmesan/ mozzarella/ provolone blend, which you can buy premixed at the grocer's!)
1/2 package chopped spinach (optional)
Crusty bread and/ or Carr's crackers

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Chop artichoke hearts in the Cuisinart, or mash them up with the back of a fork. Don't chop them too finely--it's better if the dip has some Fairly Sizable Artichoke Chunks in it.

Place artichokes in bowl; mix in 2 or 3 Good Dollops of mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, cheese, and spinach (if using). Is the dip creamy? If not, add more mayo.

Turn into a small casserole dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until dip is bubbly, and golden-brown around the edges.

Serve with crackers and/ or bread. Smile politely when praised by Your Guests!

1 comment:

Julie said...

OMGosh, I could eat this stuff for every meal for weeks. In fact, when I was pg with Will, I ate this for about 3 days straight and didn't get sick of it. I think I gained 10 lbs that week, but oh well...