Thursday, December 20, 2012

Artichoke dip with feta cheese

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A few weeks ago I lamented the fact that Costco doesn't sell frozen artichoke hearts.

I would make this simple, healthy artichoke dip twice a week if I had a reliable, cost-effective source of frozen artichoke hearts.

Marinated artichoke hearts are oily and bring extraneous flavors to the party. Canned artichoke hearts are gross. And fresh artichoke hearts take way too much work (and money).

So, Costco, I'm begging you: frozen artichoke hearts, please.

Serve this tangy artichoke dip with pita chips or crackers. Did you know that artichokes can improve liver function, lower cholesterol and act as a diuretic? Health food to counteract all those holiday treats.

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Artichoke dip
Serve this simple artichoke dip with pita chips or crackers.
  • 2 9-ounce packages frozen artichoke hearts
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Put the frozen artichoke hearts in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and simmer until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.Put the artichoke hearts, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and garlic into the bowl of a food processor. Process until all ingredients are well blended, about 20 seconds of pulsing. Pour into a bowl and sprinkle the feta cheese over the top of the artichoke dip. Serve warm or cold with pita chips or crackers.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: about 2 cups


Sippity Sup said...

Artichoke hearts are hard to find (boxed and frozen). I make a dip with them too which is almost like yours. I don't use cheese and I add red pepper. Good stuff. In my neck of the woods Gelsen's has them. GREG

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

Sounds great Erika. I second your plea to Costco. I have never had luck using canned or jarred versions.

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