Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Artichoke Dip

Sometimes I have to remind myself that just because something only has three ingredients doesn't mean it isn't a recipe!  Recently a friend of mine was asking for something that would be super quick, inexpensive and delicious that she could take to a Valentine's Day party. Immediately this dip came to mind and she asked if the recipe was on my blog to which I replied "No, it's just three ingredients".  It didn't take long for her to convince me that these are the type recipes that people are looking for....these are what we scour food blogs for so here it is!  I have no idea where the recipe came from or how my dad found it but I have seen several variations on it over the years.  Simply put, we have just always had this in my rhyme or reason to it, it's good so we kept making it!

Artichoke Dip
2 cans quartered artichoke hearts (do not get the ones marinated), coarsely chopped
1 cup (or a little less, you just really need enough to hold it together)
1 1/2- 2 cups shredded swiss
Drain and squeeze the artichoke hearts to get as much of the liquid out as your can.  Coarsely chopped the artichoke hearts.

Combine with cheese and mayonnaise.  Sometimes if I am throwing a whole bag of cheese in there (2 cups) I will cut back to about 1/2 cup of mayonnaise but this is totally based on your preference.
Microwave on high for two minutes.  Stir.  Repeat until the cheese is good and melted.  Serve with wheat crackers.  By the time I remembered to grab my camera and take a picture it was already half gone so I had to grab a friends iPhone and take this get the point is delicious and is gone before you know it!
My Dad adds a little garlic powder and Parmesan Cheese to his but I like mine the old fashioned way....three  ingredients and you are ready to go!
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