Oh man. Christmas is always a wonderful, crazy whirlwind in our family. So for New Year’s I’m looking for simple party food ideas to keep things mellow and stress-free. We’ll be attending a party at a friend’s house, and will definitely have a few yummy appetizers in tow. One of my favorites is this tasty, tangy and slightly salty artichoke chevre dip. Easy-peasy and delicious? It doesn’t get better than that.
Just pop a few ingredients into the food processor and you’re done. Simple as that. So now you have more time to enjoy friends, family, and having a super fun time at New Year’s!
Artichoke Chevre Dip
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1 8 oz. package of fresh chevre cheese
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon grated pecorino romano
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
1 tablespoon capers, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
In the bowl of your food processor, combine the artichokes, chevre, lemon zest, pecorino, mustard, capers, pepper and parsley, and pulse 4 or 5 times. You want the mixture to be smooth, but with texture. Check the salt and acid levels, and add some salt or a squeeze or two of lemon juice if necessary.This dip will keep a day or so wrapped tight and refrigerated. Garnish with a few leaves of fresh parsley and some capers and serve with toasted pita triangles or baguette slices.