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Creamy Artichoke-Zucchini Dip

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Creamy Artichoke-Zucchini Dip Recipe

This rich, savory concoction is wonderful spread on crostini, or served as a dip with crackers or pita chips. We like to make it with low-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel cheese) and low-fat sour cream; this is a case where using the full-fat version of these products is overkill.

This recipe is designed to be made in your bread machine, using its jam cycle, but you can also cook it gently on your stovetop. (See "tips," below.)

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3 cups
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Ingredients

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  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1 small zucchini, about 7" long, washed, trimmed, and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed flat
  • 2 scallions (about 1 cup), white and green parts, washed and trimmed, snipped into 2" pieces
  • 1 cup (one 8-ounce package) low-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Tabasco or hot sauce, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Attach the paddles to the posts in the bread machine bucket. Program the machine for the jam cycle.
  2. Place the drained artichoke hearts, zucchini, garlic, and scallions into a food processor, and process until finely diced. Don't make a totally smooth paste of this; you want to retain some of the vegetables' texture.
  3. Put the vegetables, cream cheese, sour cream, Parmesan, Tabasco, and salt into the bread machine bucket, and press Start. Allow the machine to complete its cycle.
  4. Serve the dip hot, warm, or at room temperature.
  5. Refrigerate any leftovers, well-covered, for up to a week.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 cup, 80g
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 84
  • Calories from Fat 53
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 19mg
  • Sodium 217mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.