Spinach and Fresh Artichoke Dip
Fresh artichokes are arriving from our partner farms in most Full Circle delivery areas right now and there’s never been a better time to step up your appetizer game. This creamy spinach and fresh artichoke dip recipe will definitely be the hit of your next summer evening get-together. Greek yogurt adds nice thickness and sautéed spinach adds depth of flavor, while fresh green onions round out the flavor profile.
Also, tell your friends how you prepared this dish from fresh artichokes and not canned artichokes for extra cool-cook points.
- 4 medium organic artichokes
- 7 cups fresh chopped organic spinach
- 2 Tbsp pasture butter
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 4 ounces all natural cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup organic fat-free milk
- 1/4 cup plain organic fat-free Greek yogurt
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt
- 2 organic garlic cloves, grated
- 1/3 cup chopped organic green onions
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Cut stems and about 1 1/2 inches from tops of artichokes with a serrated knife. Arrange artichokes, stem end up, in an 8-inch square baking dish. Add water to dish to a depth of 1/4 inch. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce once with tip of a knife to vent. Microwave at HIGH for 10 minutes.
- Place artichokes on a plate, reserving cooking liquid and let cool.
- In medium saucepan, melt butter and lightly sauté the spinach until tender, adding a pinch of salt. Drain spinach and set aside.
- Remove leaves from artichokes (reserving the biggest and prettiest for dipping). Discard the tough outer leaves and small inner leaves. Remove and discard fuzzy thistle from bottom. Chop artichoke bottoms and set aside.
- Combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, milk, yogurt, salt and garlic in a medium bowl, stirring until smooth. Add green onions; stir until well combined. Add chopped artichokes and spinach.
- Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray and bake at 350° F for 35 minutes or until edges brown.
- Serve with artichoke leaves or crudités for dipping.
Recipe adapted from myrecipes.com.