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Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Dip

I love snacking on chips and dip. It is definitely one of my many guilty pleasures. A few years back I bought an overly priced jar of artichoke spread from a speciality food store. I loved the spread and treated it as if it were a dip. Slathering it on tortilla chips, pita chips, and slices of fresh whole wheat baguette. After I finished the jar I wanted more but my conscious couldn’t bring myself to spend that much money on another jar of artichoke spread. That’s when I got in the kitchen and started working on a mock recipe.

Artichoke Dip

I’ve been making this low-fat high flavor dip for a few years now. I probably hadn’t made the dip in almost a year until I spotted a jar of that pricey artichoke spread last month at the store. I immediately got back in the kitchen to re-work the recipe and write down actual measurements since I had never done that in past times. This dip is even better than what I created years ago. Best of all there is no fattening mayonnaise to make you feel guilty about indulging. This dip is perfect if you are watching what you eat and want to snack on flavorful food on game day.

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Artichoke Dip

Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 6 minutes


  • (1) 8.5 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Mini Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 tsp Tuscan Seasoning
  • 1/4 c Parmesan Cheese + additional for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor, place drained artichoke hearts, olive oil, sweet mini red bell pepper, tuscan seasoning, parmesan cheese, and a dash of salt and black pepper to taste, in food processor. Secure lid and puree for 20-30 seconds until all the ingredients have broken down. *You may need to stop in the middle and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Place the artichoke mixture into a heat resistant serving dish and microwave for 1 minute or until hot. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese.

*You can prepare the dip one day in advance and heat once guest arrive. As long as the dip is in an oven proof dish you can heat in the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes or until hot and bubbly and golden brown.

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8 Responses to “Artichoke Dip”

  1. Ashley Bee posted on September 25, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    A lighter version of artichoke dip? I’m all for it 🙂

    • Katie replied on September 25th, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Yes! No fattening mayo… just pure artichoke hearts and tasty seasonings! You must give it a try!

  2. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven posted on September 25, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    Yum! I could pretty much live on artichoke dip!!!

  3. April posted on September 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm (#)

    wow, this looks awesome! I love anything with artichokes and its light-perfect!

  4. icakepops posted on September 26, 2012 at 8:44 am (#)

    I love artichokes – they are delicious and good for you! Count me in!

  5. Kiran @ posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm (#)

    OMG! Yum! I love lighter version of dips, and this recipe sure fits the bill!

    • Katie replied on September 26th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Kiran!


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