Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip


Firefly and I walked down to the store today to buy some munchies for another evening with friends and wine.  I have been craving some artichoke dip for a while now but I was bummed by the selection...everything was in plastic :(  To make it worse, the label wrapped all around the container so I couldn't even see if it was recyclable or not.

So instead of buy the plastic coated dip, we decided to make our own.  Here's what we did:

Hot Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

2 medium Jalapeno peppers
2 jars of artichoke hearts
1.5 cups mayo (more or less can be used)
Parmesan cheese
garlic powder
dill

First I cut the jalapeno in half and de-seeded them. (I should have saved the seeds so we could plant them) Next I cut them up as fine as I could and set them aside.  Then I drained and cut the artichokes hearts.  I cut them into smallish chunks.  I then mixed the artichokes, jalapenos, and 1/2 the mayo in a sauce pan.  I decided to use the rest of the mayo because I wanted a lot of dip.  I then mixed in a generous amount of cheese and heated it till hot.  As it was heating, I added a little dill and garlic powder for a bit more flavor.  Serve hot.  Should be good for about 6-8 peoples (or two)

We are having it on fresh bread (just pulled it from the oven) but would be great on crackers as well!

3 comments:

L.A. said...

Sounds delish!!! How was it?

Tony R. said...

It was a hit! I will be making it again real soon. I think we figured it cost about $7 to make. We don't use much mayo at home but I think we might try and make it ourself so its a bit more healthy

L.A. said...

I made mayo for the first time a few weeks ago. It was awesome.
At first I thought I was doing it wrong because I had drizzled almost all of the olive oil in and then poof like magic it started to turn white and thick.
I will def. try your jalapeno artichoke dip for our next guests.