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Fresh Recipe: Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:40 AM

Ready to spring clean your diet? Start things off right with this veggie-packed appetizer that will please everyone. 

Spinach Dip

Jessica Hicks, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at NorthShore, shares one of her favorite appetizers:  

Recipe makes 8 servings

Ingredients: 
2 cans artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained 
1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 ounce whipped cream cheese
1 garlic clove
2/3 cup cooked spinach or frozen spinach that has been thawed 
2/3 cup white extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Place 1/2 of the artichoke hearts and the mayonnaise in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Chop the remaining artichoke hearts and the spinach into small pieces.
  • Fold the chopped spinach and artichoke hearts into the pureed artichoke and mayonnaise mixture.
  • Mix 1/2 of the shredded cheese into the dip.
  • Transfer dip into an oven safe 9-inch glass pie plate.
  • Sprinkle the top of the dip with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until the top of the dip is golden brown.
  • Serve dip warm with high fiber crackers and/or raw vegetables.

Nutrition Information (per 2/3c serving):

88 calories
7g carbs
2.1g fiber
5g fat
3.5g protein