… because what is life without good food?

Triple A Dip (Avocado Asiago & Artichoke)

Triple A Dip (Avocado Asiago & Artichoke) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

I’ve had the munchies something fierce the past couple days. I have just wanted something crunchy, salty, something to take my mind off things, to quell this nervous energy that is coursing my veins. It’s been a strange week. Weird things are happening to the people around me, reminding me that the small problems I face are really tiny in the scheme of things.

My empathic soul is hard hit to see others around me hurting, though. So I came home tonight and made some dip for myself before choir. I had an avocado and some artichokes in my fridge and I thought they would pair well together in a dip.

Indeed they do. All they needed was a cheese to join in (and a few herbs) and the trio would be perfect. I munched a bunch of my yummy dip, then headed off to choir where we sang about joy and peace and Christmas. Singing is good therapy …  kinda like dip. I do feel better now.

By the way, for dipping, I tried these “Food should taste good” brand multi-grain tortilla chips that are made with brown rice, flax, sesame, sunflower seeds and quinoa (and gluten free). They are quite tasty!

Triple A Dip (Avocado, Asiago & Artichoke)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Just a small bowlful of dip (less than a cup)

Triple A Dip (Avocado, Asiago & Artichoke)

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/3 cup marinated artichoke hearts, chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • A sprig of fresh thyme leaves, some snipped chives and several oregano leaves
  • For the top: a bit of shredded asiago, snipped chives & a few oregano leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cut the avocado open, remove the pit, then spoon out the pulp. Put it in a bowl and mash it up with a fork.
  2. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, reserving a few snipped chives and/or oregano leaves for garnish.
  3. Put the dip in an oven-safe bowl and sprinkle with a bit of asiago. Bake for 15 minutes or so or until the cheese is melted.
  4. Sprinkle with chives and garnish with oregano. Serve warm with chips.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

© Copyright 2013, Sumptuous Spoonfuls. All images & content are copyright protected. I love it when you share, but please do not use my images on your own site/page without prior permission. If you want to publish any of my images, please ask first. Sharing, pinning, and tweeting is always appreciated as long as the shares and pins link back to here for the recipe. If you want to republish this recipe as your own, please re-write the recipe in your own words or link back to this post for the recipe.

http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/triple-a-dip-avocado-asiago-artichoke/

Triple A Dip (Avocado Asiago & Artichoke) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at Mostly Homemade MondaysThursday’s Treasures and Weekend Potluck.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

6 Responses

  1. Dale

    Hello,

    I don’t like many food blogs, but I do enjoy 2 of them. I really like yours and “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. Between the two of you, I get so many ideas.
    Keep those recipes coming.

    Dale

    October 11, 2013 at 5:19 am

    • Ann

      Well thank you Dale! I take that as a huge compliment. You are so sweet :)

      October 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  2. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this awesome recipe at *Mostly* Homemade Mondays. I cannot wait to whip this up; you’ve combined three of my favorite things…brilliant!

    I am featuring your recipe on tomorrow’s blog-hop. Please stop by and see us again. :)

    Jess
    http://www.scratchmommy.com

    October 13, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    • Ann

      Yay! Thank you Jess … that makes me so happy. Yes, I’ll be there :)

      October 13, 2013 at 10:56 pm

  3. Pingback: ‘Mostly Homemade Mondays’ Linky Party – Week 50 - Scratch Mommy

  4. Pingback: My great Wordpress blog – ‘Mostly Homemade Mondays’ Linky Party – Week 50