Snacks: Spinach And Artichoke Dip

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Snacks: Spinach And Artichoke Dip

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 6-ounce bag of fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 1 15-ounce can of cannellini beans, unsalted
  • 1 14-ounce can of artichoke hearts, unsalted (or frozen)
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, low fat
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup + 4 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, shredded, low fat, low sodium

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, boil 4 cups water. Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl. When water comes to a boil, add spinach and basil in small batches and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking process and retain a vibrant green color. Squeeze as much water out of the spinach and basil as possible (squeeze excess liquid over a mug and drink if you like…it's full of nutrients!).
  2. In a food processor, combine cooked greens, cannellini beans, artichoke hearts, garlic, cream cheese, sea salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and fold in a ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Fill 4-ounce ramekins with dip mixture and top each with a sprinkle of remaining cheese.
  4. Bake for about 5-10 minutes or until the cheese on top is brown and bubbly.
  5. Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies.

Cooking Tip

  • For a cold dip, simply combine beans, artichoke hearts, garlic, sea salt, pepper, spinach and basil.

 

  • Servings: 10 (4 ounces Per Serving)