artichoke dip


‘Tis the season for appetizers! Here’s my attempt to develop another healthy and delicious appetizer. My mom’s family always has Artichoke Dip (you know the one: creamy, rich and awesome!) at their family gatherings. Don’t get me wrong — I love that stuff. But, I fear that more than a few of my extra pounds came directly from that steaming casserole dish.

I created this dish with the classic recipe in mind. I blended marinated and canned artichoke hearts with seasonings to get a creamy, savory dip to spread on crackers, bread or veggies.

Artichoke Dip


  • 1 jar of marinated artichoke hearts
  • 2 cans of artichoke hearts, packed in water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Drain artichoke hearts, leaving half the jar of marinated artichoke liquid.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the clove of garlic.
  3. Put all ingredients into a blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Taste and then adjust seasonings.
  6. Enjoy!

2 Responses to “artichoke dip”

  1. 1 Hagar

    SOOOOOO delicious!

  2. 2 Hagar

    I am making this for the Superbowl!

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