Mediterranean Artichoke Dip


This was such a delicious baked dip recipe we whipped up recently for our Hallmark viewing party. It is rich, cheesy, and chock full of delicious Mediterranean flavored ingredients. There is a nice tang from the artichokes and kalamata olives, and a wonderful creaminess from the addition of the hummus.

We had about half of the dip leftover - and we made the BEST pizza with the remnants of this dip, some extra hummus, kalamata olives, chopped grape tomatoes, and pimientos along with a sprinkle of provolone and mozzarella over the top. It would make such a great baked flatbread topper too! Getting creative with leftovers is my calling in life I think.


We halved the original recipe since we were making so many different recipes and weren't serving a large group; we also had to sub Mozzarella for the called for Monterrey Jack cheese. I think most mild white cheeses will work well for this dip!

Leigh says "peace". Or "two". I'm not sure. I'm not sure if she's sure. She saw me taking pictures and needed to be in them. Or attempt to ruin them. Again. Not sure. :D


Mediterranean Artichoke Dip adapted from Ree Drummond

Ingredients
1 14-oz can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup hummus (we used pine nut flavored hummus)
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pitted and diced kalamata olives
2 TBS pimientos
2 TBS sour cream
1/2 TBS dried parsley
1 TBS minced garlic
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup plus 2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper (to taste)
garlic powder, to taste

Topping:
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dip ingredients except salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Blend and taste test - add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste if desired. Smooth dip with a spatula.
  3. Sprinkle topping ingredients evenly over the top and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes, until bubbly, golden brown, and the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve with pita chips and veggies if desired.



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