Spinach and Artichoke Dip with a Kick

Hi everyone, happy New Year!

Spinach and Artichoke dip is a great appetizer for any party. I specifically made this one to take to a friend’s place for a football party, hence the name ‘with a Kick’. It’s a pretty standard recipe that has a little spice at the end of your bite. Feel free to add or remove the cayenne pepper to please your love or lack of love for spicy food. I personally enjoy spicy food, so a little extra is great. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 10oz. Frozen Chopped Spinach – Thawed
  • 12oz. Jar of Artichokes – Quartered
  • ½ Cup Chopped Onion
  • ½ Cup Chopped Jicama
  • 8oz. Light Cream Cheese – Room Temp
  • 1 Cup Fat Free Cream Cheese – Room Temp
  • 1 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt/Black Pepper to Taste

For the Dip Prep:

Using a small towel, lay it out on the counter and place the thawed spinach in the middle of the towel. Wrap the spinach in the towel and over your sink, twist the towel to get rid of all the water in the spinach. Once the spinach is as dry as possible, set aside.

Prep the artichokes, onion and jicama by having them chopped. The Artichokes should only be cut in to quarters or just slightly smaller.

For the Dip:

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the Cream Cheese and the Sour Cream, until smooth. I used a hand mixer for a couple minutes. Once mixed, add in the seasonings (Garlic, Cayenne Pepper and Salt/ Black Pepper).

In the same bowl, add in the spinach, artichokes, onion and jicama. Lastly, add in your cheese and mix. Once everything is mix together, let chill for desired temperature and serve.

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you come back soon.

NUTRITION: 10 Servings = 5.6g Net Carbs, 6g Fat and 9g Protein