Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PBG Recipe: Artichoke Dip

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
olive oil
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.


  1. Love your blog... and your yummy recipes.

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    Carol :)

  2. Thank for the feedback! Glad you are enjoying it. I will be sure to stop by No Reason Needed ASAP.