Monday, June 21, 2010

simply tasty: artichoke dip

by request of my niece (in-law), i am posting the recipe for the homemade artichoke dip i made the other day.  it must have been tasty since 3 of us finished it in like 10 minutes!

now, i can really call this homemade, because i used fresh artichokes (not canned like most recipes call for), and i made my own mayonnaise and sour cream.

artichoke dip

(note: measurements here are approximate, i just eyeballed it)

1/2 cup chopped onions
2 fresh artichoke hearts
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
3/4 cup chopped broccoli stems
4-7 chopped swiss chard leaves
4 T olive oil
3/4 c homemade mayonnaise
3/4 c homemade sour cream
1/3 cup cheese (i used sharp white cheddar because that is what i had, but parmesan would probably taste better)
2 t worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
optional: a few chopped green onion tops for garnish

saute the veggies over a medium-low heat until soft, stirring constantly. (i have some concern for the stability of EVOO, so i usually only use it for cold dishes, but if i cook it i try to use a low heat.  however, a higher heat would probably bring out more flavor in the veggies)

allow veggies to cool, add sour cream, mayo, salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce.  refrigerate for an hour, then serve!

(alternatively, if you want a warm dip, add sour cream thru worcestershire sauce while veggies are warm, then heat until bubbling.  serve immediately)

these go well with homemade tortilla chips.

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