Spinach and Artichoke Dip
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American dips are often cheese-rich and baked, an interesting experience for someone who grew up with cold, usually sour-creame based dips. Spinach and artichoke is a popular dip all across the USA and it's really tasty.
Recipe type: Starter/dip
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-8
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tin spinach in water (well drained). Retain some of the spinach water in case you need to loosen the dip before cooking.
  • 1 tin artichoke hearts in water (drained)
  • 200 grams light soft cheese
  • 50 grams grated Parmesan, Pecorino or Italian-style vegetarian hard cheese
  • 3 generous tablespoons light creme fraiche
  • Black pepper and nutmeg to taste
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C (fan) or the equivalent.
  2. Fry the onion and put in a bowl to cool.
  3. Roughly chop the spinach and artichokes and place with the onions.
  4. Add the cheeses and creme fraiche.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Season to taste.
  7. Put the dip in a low and wide oven-safe bowl and cook for 45 minutes. Half-way through, stir the dip to even the cooking. It's done when it's piping hot all the way through and the top is golden brown.
  8. Serve with toast or pita chips.
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at http://www.edinburghfoody.com/2012/08/17/american-adventures-2-spinach-and-artichoke-dip/