Corn Salad with Chile and Lime
Rustic Spinach and Artichoke Dip
A slightly kicked up version of the classic, much loved artichoke dip is a simple appetizer to whip up for a crowd.
1/2 cup canned or marinated artichoke hearts, drained
2 cups fresh spinach, washed
1 green onion
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon pickled jalapeño peppers
3 tablespoons roasted red peppers, drained and diced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Mince the artichoke hearts, spinach, jalapeño pepper and green onion. Place them into a mixing bowl, add the Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice and roasted red peppers, then fold the ingredients together with a spatula. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve this bright and zesty dip with baguette slices, crostini or fine crackers. Add a teaspoon of fresh chopped garlic for a deeper flavor or more jalapeño peppers for extra kick!
Yield: 6 servings