This artichoke dip is one of my favourite dips ever! Yet, I’d never heard of it before Thanksgiving at my friend Amanda’s place… A huge bowl of nachos was standing on the kitchen counter, and next to it, a ceramic baking dish with something hot and cheesy inside. It turned out to be one of the most popular dips in the US: artichoke and spinach dip. A creamy cheesy dip that combines tinned artichoke hearts and wilted garlicky spinach with sour cream, mayonnaise and lots of melted cheese. I could not stop myself from reaching for the nachos again and again, happily dipping my way through this delicious American dip… by the time we sat down for our huge turkey dinner, I could barely eat anything anymore. I’d done a proper artichoke dip binge!
One note on dipping: Since we’re in a slightly weird time at the moment and we all need to be a bit cautious I’d suggest serving the dip with a spoon, so that people just put a bit of dip on a nacho and don’t actually dip the chips into the dip…
This recipe was created as part of my “Recipes for Staying Home” show, to flatten the curve during the 2020 Covid-19 outbreak. The concept is to inspire people to cook comfort dishes at home – I show basic recipes that can be adapted with all kinds of other ingredients. You can watch the episode here.
This is a recipe from my cookbook ‘Flavours of Home’.