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

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!


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.