White Bean and Artichoke Dip

I love dips! Whether I’m dipping a chip or dipping a carrot, it always tastes better with something good at the end of it. And, I am always looking for a new dip. Fall for our family means party-time, whether with family or with friends, so I’m always on the hunt for an appetizer that is quick, easy, and of course, delicious!

I get many recipes from word-of-mouth, cookbooks or magazines. But I also like to search the internet. Usually, I can tell by the ingredients whether something will turn out well or not. A few months back, my good friend Karin, showed me her favorite cooking site, Fine Cooking. She swears by their magazine and recipes, so I started searching around to see what they had.

Although not all of their recipes are available for free to search through, many good ones are. This is where I found the recipe for White Bean and Artichoke Dip.

Very similar to hummus, which uses garbanzo beans, this dip uses white cannellini beans. Purée the beans with artichoke hearts (another staple in my kitchen), garlic, olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and rosemary and you’re done. Total time spent: 5 minutes or less! Serve with chips, pita triangles or your favorite veggies for a guilt-free dipping pleasure.

I made this when my mom was visiting and surprised my husband with an appetizer waiting for him to sample when he came home. We devoured the dip and veggies and we’re too stuffed for dinner!! I will definitely make this again, especially with holiday parties already popping up!

Happy Snacking from Family Spice! For the full recipe, click here.

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