Spinach Artichoke Avocado Dip

I am a huge fan of Spinach Artichoke dip but clearly it is chalked full of not the healthiest of things! My friend posted this amazing recipe which uses avocados as the base!! GENIUS!!
I was a tad nervous to try because I am not the biggest fan of avocados but figured it was worth a shot! I added a few extras to spice it up and I think it turned out great!!
You will need:
1 tsp oil of choice 
16 oz spinach
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced white onion
1 (14 oz) can quartered artichoke hearts (packed in water, not oil)
3 small ripe avocados
Juice of 1/2 lemon
3/4 cup shredded italian blend cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9” pie plate with cooking spray. Add oil and spinach, onion and garlic to deep skillet, cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until spinach is mostly wilted. Once cooked, set aside to cool slightly. Pit and peel avocados. Place 2 avocados and lemon juice into a food processor and blend until very smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add remaining avocado to food processor and blend until small lumps remain (You could also just mash with a fork). Add to bowl. Drain artichoke hearts and chop into small pieces. Mix into avocados. Add 1/2 cup shredded cheese and mix well. Transfer cooked spinach to cutting board and roughly chop. Add to avocado, artichoke and cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly and add salt and pepper to taste. Place into prepared pie plate and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes, broil at the end to brown the cheese.
Serve with your favorite tortilas. I love blue corn chips! Yummo!!! 

Enjoy the different take on this party favorite!!
xoxo

1 comment:

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