Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Apr. 17, 2013

Ingredients

Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Artichoke 10 , finely chopped (outer leaves, tip, stem, and choke removed)
Shallot 1 , diced
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped
Coconut palm sugar/Sugar 2 Pinch
Balsamic vinegar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Dijon mustard 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
Spinach 4 Cup (64 tbs) , torn
Beet greens 4 Cup (64 tbs) , torn
Cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated (mixture of Parmesan and Gruyere)

Directions

MAKING

1. Heat skillet. Add oil. When oil is hot, add artichokes, shallot, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Cook for 3-5 minutes, over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

2. Add garlic and walnuts. Cook 2 minutes, over medium heat, stirring often.

3. Add vinegar and reduce down for 3-4 minutes (or less!).

4. Stir in dijon. Add beet greens and wilt down for 2 minutes, (to help greens wilt down: using tongs, pick up greens and bits from the bottom and turn over).

5. Add spinach and wilt down for 2 minutes, or until all greens are wilted.

6. Using the chopper attachment of a hand blender (or a food processor), working in batches (if needed), blend the dip to desired consistency.

7. Stir in cheese.

SERVING

8. Serve topped with a little more cheese along with crackers, bread, or bagel chips.

NOTES

This dip can be made ahead of time and re-heated in the oven (re-heat covered with tinfoil or a lid), or it can be served cold. It can be eaten right away, topped with a little more cheese; or topped with cheese and baked until the cheese is melted. Bacon would be a great addition to this dish. Cooked, crumbled, and sprinkled on top when serving. Yields 4 Cups. Serving size for an appetizer. As a side dish or main dish it would vary.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264Calories from Fat 141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 617 mg25.71%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet