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