Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Broccoli Challenge: Artichoke and Broccoli Dip

It is the second week of my self-declared Broccoli Challenge. Now that football season is here, I was inspired to make a game day dip. It’s actually similar to a spinach and artichoke dip but with broccoli instead. It provides a healthier option for game day eats. Here’s hoping that your team wins!

Artichoke and Broccoli Dip

8 oz. low-fat cream cheese
8 oz. low-fat sour cream
1 c. marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 medium broccoli crown
2 cloves garlic

Directions: Start by taking cream cheese out of the fridge and let sit for 15 minutes prior to using. Cut and steam cook broccoli florets. Remove from heat and chill in refrigerator (this step can be done ahead of time). Crush 2 cloves of garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes in small saucepan with cooking spray. Let cool. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream until well blended. This step can be done by hand or using an electric mixer. Stir in garlic. Finely chop the drained artichoke hearts and cooked broccoli. Mix into cream mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with bread or fresh cut veggies for dipping.
You still have time to join the Challenge – click here for info. See you again next Wednesday for another Broccoli Challenge report.

Since we are talking broccoli, head on over to Gluten Free Food for a step by step recipe for Tricolour Salad. And don’t miss the tip for making carrot flowers.

Just in case you missed it last week, check out Healthy Eating Starts at Home for a healthy, homemade Chinese Beef and Broccoli recipe.
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  1. Such a pitty we almost can not get fresh artichokes here.Only jerusalem artchokes..which b are also yummy but different taste all together.This combination you here sounds very interesting:)

  2. Kelly, this recipe looks and sounds wonderful. My wife and I have always been big fans of artichoke dip. (We make ours with mayo and parmesan cheese and bake it off in the oven till golden and bubbly.) I like your twist with broccoli. Yum.

  3. At every gathering I make the spinach artichoke dip because of my love for artichokes. Now I have something new to add to my artichoke dip. Quite interesting!

  4. You know I like my dips! And I don't think I've made one with broccoli...of course I've dipped with it. Will try.

  5. This sounds delicious! I LOVE Broccoli. We grow a ton of broccoli in our garden too so we always have a lot of it! Can't wait to make it this way!
    Thanks for the recipe!