Healthy Artichoke Dip

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Here is a Healthy Artichoke Dip using clean ingredients and it’s also vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.

You don’t have to sacrifice the tangy flavor of artichokes and the creaminess the chickpeas add for a unhealthy version.

Here are the typical ingredients in a traditional artichoke recipe:

Ingredients:  1 block cream cheese, 2 cups mayonnaise, 1 can artichoke hearts, 2 green onions, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 1 cup shredded mozzarella, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper.

It’s basically cheese, cheese, cheese and mayonnaise.

 

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5 Fast Facts About Artichokes:

  • super high levels of anti-oxidants
  • one medium artichoke contains 10 g of fiber
  • excellent anti-inflammatory food
  • good source of magnesium, potassium and phosphate
  • contains high levels of folic acid (17% RDA)

5 Fast Facts About Chickpeas:

  • excellent source of fiber
  • good source of protein
  • can help lower cholesterol
  • provides better regulation of blood sugar
  • can help decrease cardiovascular risks

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:

  • extremely alkaline
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial propeties

5 Fast Facts About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:

  • provides significant fiber
  • helps control blood sugar levels
  • can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
  • increases appetite control hormones
  • lowers bad cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Nutritional Yeast:

  • vegan source of vitamin B12
  • contains 18 amino acids and is a complete protein
  • boosts immune system
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains 15 minerals

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

 

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Healthy-Artichoke-Dip

 

Tip #1:  I added nutritional yeast to the original recipe to give it a little bit of a “cheesy” flavor.  Feel free to add more if you’d like.

Tip: 2:  I added the lemon juice to it (which was optional in the original recipe) because I love the tangy flavor it adds and thought it was perfect, but it might be too much combined with the artichokes if you aren’t a big fan of lemon/tangy and may want to leave it out.

Tip #3:  I substituted chickpeas for great northern beans/cannelloni beans but you use those if you prefer.

 

Healthy Artichoke Dip (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

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Ingredients

  • 1 can organic artichoke hearts (14 ounce can, drained)
  • 1 can organic chickpeas (15 ounce can, drained)
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 organic lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 cloves organic garlic (freshly crushed)
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon organic chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic dried thyme
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt

Directions

Step 1 Put all ingredients into a Vitamix and blend just long enough until everything is well combined - do not over process (you want to still have small pieces of artichoke).

Serve with your favorite chips, crackers or veggies.

Enjoy!

Note

Recipe slightly adapted from:  http://spinach4breakfast.com/clean-artichoke-dip/

 

 

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