So I’m sure it’s news to all of you, but today is Super Bowl Sunday!!! Which is a day here in America, where people love gather around their big screen TVs and eat mountains of high-fat bar food with all their friends and family. Now don’t get me wrong, I love holidays or any occasion which revolves around eating. But I still wanted to stay loyal to my mostly-healthy vegetarian recipes I post here, so I decided on a mostly-healthy spinach artichoke dip.
Now you can find tons of recipes online for “healthy” spinach artichoke dip, but they’re all a lie. No recipe that requires this much cheese, and fat (sour cream, cream cheese, mayo) can fall into any category that could be considered healthy. Now I knew I wouldn’t be making a healthy dip but I wanted to lighten it up to help with the inherent heaviness of this dish.
So I rounded up a fair assortment of mostly healthy ingredients for my mostly-healthy spinach artichoke dip. Frozen Spinach, canned artichoke hearts, shredded mozzarella, light whipped cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, crushed garlic, and a lemon. (Don’t mind those tangerines they weren’t on the guest list)
First I worked on breaking off a few chunks of spinach to defrost it… It didn’t go so well. I still have tiny chunks of now fully defrosted spinach in my carpet.
Finally I rounded up enough to defrost it, and put it in the microwave on low. *Doesn’t need to get hot, just soft enough to stir in.
Then I emptied the whole tub of Greek yogurt…
Then a small spoon of the crushed garlic, it’s very strong.
Then I chopped up about 4 artichoke hearts, (only one in the picture… Lil cutting board)
But it looked like the white was outweighing the green, and I still hadn’t added the mozzarella. So I added more artichoke and spinach, and the Mozzarella.
Then I forgot I was gonna add a little mayo and parm. Plus S&P and my lemon!
Happy Game Day! Go… Teams!?