It's A Keeper: Spinach, Artichoke, and Cheeses Dip

Uh-oh. I have a new favorite dip. It's Spinach, Artichoke and Cheeses Dip from Rachael Ray's talk show. It's also the perfect recipe for my first time participating in the Sweetnicks ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday, which spotlights recipes that use fruits, veggies, and/or anti-oxidant rich foods.

I wish there was a category higher than It's A Keeper because this stuff is so good that it deserves more than just the usual acclaim. It's unusual for me to make a dip on a weeknight, but I needed something to distract my husband while I was preparing a more-than-30-minute meal from Rachael Ray's magazine (that review will follow next week!). What better way to placate a hungry husband than a spinachy, artichoky, cheesy dip? If you know a better one, you'll have to clue me in.

Spinach, Artichoke & Cheeses Wrap Or Dip [I obviously made the dip, not the wrap.]

1 2.5-ounce container Boursin cheese [This stuff ain't cheap, just to warn you.]
1 package cream cheese (4 ounces)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 15-ounce can artichokes in water, drained and roughly chopped
1 10-ounce bag of spinach, stems removed [That's a whole lotta spinach, but you'll need it.]
Salt and black pepper
2 bags, bagel chips (if making as a dip) [They sell these near the deli in my store.]
4 large, wrap-size spinach tortillas (if making as a wrap)
2 roasted red peppers, chopped [This is just for garnish, so you can skip it and save the cash for the Boursin.]

In a food processor, add the Boursin and cream cheeses, lemon juice, chopped artichokes and spinach, and pulse until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with bagel chips as a dip or spread on a spinach wrap, top with red peppers and take it on the go! [Could that be any easier? (you have to say that like Chandler Bing).]

6 comments:

  1. I tried it as a wrap and it didn't do anything for me. After your review, I promise to try it as a dip. I'm impressed your husband will eat it - once mine hears the word "spinach," he'll be running for the hills. ;)

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  2. I am so lucky that my husband will eat almost anything. He's a huge spinach/artichoke dip fan, so this wasn't tough to talk him into!

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  3. This looks SO yummy! I have printed this recipe. Were you able to cram all of the spinach into your food processor in one go? I have a 7-cup, and it doesn't seem like I could fit 10 ounces of spinach in there.

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  4. Not all in one go, but I was able to get most of it in there. I think I just added it until I liked the color.

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  5. hmmm. this seems like a good snack/lunch idea. But first I need to gather all the necessary ingredients!

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  6. Mandy - the Boursin is the only tough one to find. If they don't have Boursin, just use Alouette or something similar that garlic/herby.

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