Artichoke Dip- the healthier version
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 12 ounces artichoke hearts (I buy the frozen ones or canned in water ones)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place garlic cloves and chopped green onion in a food processor; process until chopped. Add Parmesan, mayonnaise, cream cheese, lemon juice, and crushed red ­pepper; process until almost smooth. Stir in artichoke hearts. Spoon mixture into a 3-cup gratin dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes.
If you are anything like me, I cannot seem to keep my hands off of the delicious in store Artichoke Dip that PC sells. I was a little put out, to say the least, when after I had just consumed 1/2 the container and was feeling quite frumpy, I looked at the calorie content. Oh-my-god, I thought, I just ate a days calorie allottment in dip! Well, here is your solution!