This is a slightly healthier version of the Artichoke Dip everyone loves to have at a party. The beans provide some protein and add creaminess usually created with lots of cheese. You could easily add your own twist. I think the addition of capers would be good or some roasted eggplant. Enjoy!
PBG Artichoke Dip
1 can artichokes, drained and rinsed
1/2 can white kidney beans
1/2 package light cream cheese, softened
zest and juice of half a lemon
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic (I used roasted garlic since that is what I had)
3 tbsp chopped chives
salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Fold in chives until thoroughly mixed. Spoon into a serving dish and drizzle with additional olive oil if desired. Serve with chips, veggies or crackers for dipping. I imagine this would also make a very yummy sandwich spread.