artichoke and spinach dip
Another one of my fav. recipes during my DETOX diet was this - Artichoke and Spinach dip. Its one of those 5 minute meals especially when you happen to have a canned artichoke hearts on hand. Few vegetable crudites and toasted wheat bread along with it actually made an excellent light lunch for me.  Such type of recipes are the ones which don't make me feel that I am on a diet - even if its only DETOX. It hardly has any steps for me to show. The ingredients are approximate since you can change it to suit your taste preferences. Serve it as a light meal or as an appetizer, it is as healthy and wealthy as it can get. Now to the recipe
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • about 10 artichoke hearts
  • handful of baby spinach ( or even normal spinach)- cleaned well and chopped coarsely
  • 1-2 small garlic cloves (as per taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (or you can even use coriander-cumin powder)
  • Olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • salt (optional)
1. Clean the hearts well, if using canned ones
2. Now add the rest of the ingredients (except olive oil ) to a blender
3. run the blender and pour down Olive oil just enough to make it into a dip consistency.
Serve with dry toast or with vegetable crudites. Wonderful finger food and all done in a jiffy! The kitchen is still clean at the end of it all :) artichoke and spinach dip

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By Kunjan on Sep 27, 2012

Hey what are artichoke hearts known as in India. Also any substitute that can be used for them?

I personally thought it was not available but I am surprised to know that it is actually available in India. Pls refer this link: --DK

By christyn on Aug 5, 2010

this is just the kind of spinach dip i was looking for...simple and made from whole foods. can't wait to make it tomorrow!!

By meeso on Sep 6, 2009

Wow, that looks awesome! Nice color and consistency!

By Ambika on Sep 3, 2009

Hey! Thanks for telling me about I have sent them a request!

By Divya Vikram on Sep 3, 2009

Love the creamy dip. I usually get this dip from Costco. Will try this next time at home. sounds pretty simple!

By Ambika on Sep 3, 2009

Hi DK, I have been an admirer of your blog for quite some time now!!! I LOVE your photographs and the diverse collection of recipes..and well you totally deserve the title of "baking queen". I'm a novice at baking and hope to learn a lot from you. I recently statrted my blog,, do stop by sometime. Best wishes, Ambika.
Dear Ambika, your comment made my day :) Thanks for being so generous about me and Chef In You. Appreciate it a lot. I will surely visit your blog :)

By Priya on Sep 3, 2009

Fantastic dip DK..

By nags on Sep 2, 2009

oh my! that IS quick!

By Chakh...le...Re!!! on Sep 2, 2009

Thats yummy!! Loved it.

By tracieMoo on Sep 2, 2009

It's a yummy dip and it looks pretty healthy to me =D

By Pavani on Sep 2, 2009

Very easy breezy and healthy dip.. Love the light green color.

By Parita on Sep 2, 2009

I love to have artichokes steamed or roasted, never tried making a dip, love the color :)