Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip (using leftovers)

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Little Cajun Girl, what am I suppose to do with these leftover artichoke hearts from the Spicy Tuscan-stuffed Chicken??  Make a healthy spinach artichoke dip, of course!

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE me some fattening, artery-clogging, cheese-laden spinach artichoke dip!  And I have my own recipe for that too 😉 (to come another time). But I wanted a healthier, but tasty, version and one that I could use with leftovers from another recipe.  Here’s what I threw together today…

Ingredients: leftover jar of artichoke hearts; large handful of fresh spinach; butter; minced garlic; Daiya cheddar-style shreds; salt; pepper.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Drain out the remaining water from the jar of artichoke hearts then give those little babies an individual squeeze to get the excess water out.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.comThrow them in a mini-food processor and chop them up.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grab a large handful of fresh spinach, stack the leaves, and julienne them.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saute’ 1 TBSP of minced garlic in 1 TBSP of butter.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

Stir in chopped artichokes, julienned spinach, additional 1 TBSP of butter, and salt and pepper to taste.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Cover with a lid and cook for 1 minute over medium heat to soften spinach.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of Daiya cheddar-style shreds.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pour into small baking dish then top with 2 TBSP Daiya cheddar-style shreds.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bake at 400° for 10 minutes then place under broiler until cheese lightly golden.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Enjoy with veggies, plantain chips, or clean-eating crackers, such as Mary’s Gone Crackers.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip: LittleCajunGirl.com

Click here for printable PDF recipe card Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

 

Ingredients:

Half of a 14 oz. jar of artichoke hearts (or whatever you have leftover)

Large handful of fresh spinach

1 TBSP + 1 TBSP  Butter

1 TBSP  Minced garlic

½ cup + 2 TBSP Daiya cheddar-style shreds

Salt & pepper (to taste)

Directions:

1. Drain water from artichokes then squeeze out excess water. Chop in mini-food processor.

2. Julienne a large handful of fresh spinach.

3. Sauté’ minced garlic in 1 TBSP butter.  Stir in artichokes, spinach, & additional 1 TBSP butter. Cook on medium heat with lid on for 1 minute to soften spinach.

5. Remove from heat. Stir in ½ cup Daiya cheese. Pour into small baking dish. Top with 2 TBSP Daiya cheese.

6. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes then place under broiler until cheese lightly golden.

 

 

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