We have had some much needed rain here in Montana lately, and it has been so wonderful! It was cool outside and now everything is lush and green. I love it. As fire season approaches/gets into full swing, I love having a couple of days of rain to hopefully help keep the fires at bay.
I was in Minnesota for about a week, which was nice, but since being back, we haven't had the chance to actually go grocery shopping. Bryan was sweet enough to buy a few things the morning I got back in town so we would be able to eat that night and the next morning. As in the morning that I started my summer classes (May 13) and was not willing to make anything the night before.
- Two 14oz cans artichoke hearts, drained
- 8oz cream cheese
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Cayenne pepper, to taste
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- In a food processor, add one can of artichoke hearts, cream cheese, mayo, and green onions
- Blend together until a mostly creamy consistency
- Don't liquify, but you don't want large chunks either
- Sprinkle in cayenne to taste
- Depends on how hot you like your dip
- It doesn't end up being a spicy hot, but more of an after-lingering heat. Got it?
- Mix in the parmesan, salt, and pepper
- Roughly chop the second can of artichoke hearts
- Or you can just throw them in and pulse a few extra times
- Stir in the chopped hearts until well mixed
- Pour dip into an oven safe dish
- Bake at 350*F for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and warmed through
- Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers, baguette slices, button mushrooms - pretty much anything this sounds amazing with...
It's also excellent reheated as a sandwich spread!
This is the perfect dip for pretty much anything. It's nice and salty, but not too salty where you can only eat a few bites. We prefer our dip with tortilla chips (like they do at most restaurants) or with toasted baguette slices (I usually put olive oil on them before toasting). It's a great game day snack, or a Sunday afternoon study snack. Either way, it's one of our favorites! I especially love it, because Costco sells large jars of artichoke hearts, so I just use one jar per recipe instead of having to buy a couple cans. Either way, have a lovely weekend!