Artichoke, Spinach and Cauliflower Dip

Artichoke spinach dip Go Gingham

‘Tis the dipping time of year, isn’t it? Usually dip recipes are too rich for digging in with a spoon but not this one. It’s got all the favorites – artichokes, Parmesan cheese, and sour cream – but lots of health, too. With cauliflower and spinach in the dip, no one even notices how healthy this recipe actually is!

Cauliflower Go Gingham

Enjoy it with veggies, crackers, or sliced bread.

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Artichoke, Spinach and Cauliflower Dip
 
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6-8
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Ingredients
  • ½ head cauliflower
  • 1 can of artichokes (about 14 ounces) or 6 hearts, rinsed
  • 1 cup spinach, tightly packed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (juice of ½ lemon)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
Instructions
  1. Core cauliflower head and cut into small pieces. In a large pot with a steamer basket, steam cauliflower for about 15 minutes or until a fork goes through all pieces. Let cool.
  2. Place garlic cloves in food processor and pulse.
  3. Add ½ head of cauliflower (about ½ - 2 cups) to food processor. Add remaining ingredients to garlic and cauliflower.
  4. Process until smooth.
  5. Taste, adjust seasoning, and add red pepper flakes if desired.
  6. Place in glass container with tight fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
The cauliflower can easily be oven roasted, too. Chop into small pieces and place on a baking sheet and place in 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

Make a double batch and take one to a party but then enjoy one at home, too.

Artichoke cauliflower spinach dip Go Gingham

I used Earthbound Farm spinach and cauliflower in this recipe. Also, look for frozen artichokes in the freezer section of your grocery store. I found out our store carries them by accident. Usually I buy canned artichokes but now I’m only buying them frozen. Less waste and no BHT in the can. (Here’s why I’m trying to ditch cans.)

Artichoke spinach Go Gingham So don’t feel guilty when eating this dip with veggies or spreading it on crackers. You’re eating vegetables.

What’s your favorite dip to eat at this time of year – or any time of year!

Go Gingham related links:

Vegetarian chili made with dried beans – of course!
Corn and black bean salad – made with dried beans
Spicy hummus – yes, spicy and made from dried beans!

Sara

Sara, creator of Go Gingham, is passionate about cooking and feeding her family healthy, real food. She's a green enthusiast, too, who loves to grow food organically. Sara loves to travel - especially by trading houses. An avid runner, she can also be found chasing after her chickens in the backyard.

6 Comments


  1. I always serve two dips when hosting a party or dinner:

    – Sour cream and onion soup dip: Two cups of sour cream and one package of onion soup (the ingredients need to be mixed a few hours in advance so that the dry onion pieces may hydrate). Everyone loves this 1970’s inspired dip.

    – Hummus: I serve two flavors. My favorite is artichoke and spinach hummus, very similar to your dip recipe. Fontaine Santé is a company here in Montreal, Quebec that provides many varieties of hummus and it is really delicious. My husband snacks on their caramalized onion hummus every day and he never tires of it.

    I serve these dips with fresh veggies and light gluten-free crackers. Gone are the days when I served cheese, patés and fresh bread as hors-d’oeuvres to my guests. We always were so stuffed, hardly anyone was hungry for the main course.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Sara!


  2. Hi Marie-Josée,
    I would love to get invited to one of your parties! 🙂
    It does seem that after appetizers, my tummy is practically full. It’s hard to pace myself when good food is involved.
    Your husband’s favorite hummus sounds delicious. I, too, love anything with caramelized onions.
    Thank you for writing in and your holiday wishes. I wish you a Happy Christmas and all the best in 2016 ~


  3. Never thought about looking for frozen artichokes; always use canned and don’t like them. Glad to read that, Sara. Happy holiday to you and your family!


    1. Hi Vanessa and thank you for the holiday wishes! We did enjoy lots of downtime – puzzles, cooking, and even a snow/ice storm!
      We made pizza and used the frozen artichokes on that, too. They needed to be brought to room temp before chopping.
      Happy New Year to you, Vanessa! Thanks for writing in! 🙂


  4. I love artichoke dip. My go to recipe is
    really good but full of fat. I made your dip Christmas day and everyone loved it. And it is so much healthy. It will be my new go to dip.


    1. Oh that’s great, Meg! So glad you made it and that it was such a hit.
      Hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday. I certainly enjoyed a couple of weeks off! We did lots of puzzles and cooked.
      Happiest of New Year’s to you and your family!
      Thanks for writing in and sharing, Meg. 🙂

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