Artichoke Lemon Dip

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Do you find artichoke dips dangerous? Do you suffer from self control issues when encountering a particularly compelling dip? Yah, me neither. I don’t know anyone like that.

Of course if I were to have this problem, and ahem, I don’t, I would certainly try to stay away from this artichoke lemon dip.

I wouldn’t serve it with crackers, or spread it onto toasted bread, or dip into it with toasted pita, chips, or celery sticks, or dip my fingers into it when no one is looking.

No siree Bob, I would take one glance and run the other way. Because this dip, with artichoke hearts, lemon, parsley, Parm, and cream cheese, is just too good to resist.

Artichoke Lemon Dip Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups of dip

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce (400 g) can of artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup (25 g), packed, grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (225 g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp lemon juice

Method

1 Put the drained artichoke hearts, parsley, Parmesan, lemon zest, garlic, and salt and pepper in a food processor.  Pulse a few times until a paste forms. You should still be able to make out bits of parsley and lemon, so don't over-process it.

2 Place the cream cheese in a medium sized bowl.  Add the artichoke parsley mixture and the lemon juice.  Stir until well blended.  Add more salt, pepper,  and lemon juice to taste.  Garnish with a few fresh leaves of parsley or ribbons of lemon zest.

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  • Marie

    I made this for a New Year’s get together – I doubled the recipe and it was great with pita chips and champagne. I had a large jar of grilled vegetables in oil that included artichoke hearts so I used those and 1 can of hearts packed in water. I did everything else exactly per the recipe and it’s great. Love the lemon.

  • Kayt

    Delicious, I made it almost to recipe. I switched one of the tablespoons of lemon juice for lime juice, and dropped the lemon zest to about 1/2 a tsp.

    I didn’t have a can of artichoke hearts just a 1 L jar that had 15 hearts in it, so I estimated about 6 hearts. How many are typically in a 14 oz can?

  • Tito

    Hi Elise. I loved it artichoke dip! And I would love you to see how it looks to me. I hope it’s to your liking.
    A hug and congratulations for your blog, is fantastic.

    http://www.lassalsasdelavida.com/2015/03/dip-de-alcachofas-y-limon_23.html

    Tito

  • JaneB

    Had all ingredients on hand so made this for a birthday get together. It was delish and so fresh tasting. Got lots of compliments. I made exactly as described and wouldn’t change a thing. Love your recipes, Elise.

  • Bob

    Yep. This was awesome. Will make it again. Repeatedly.

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