Among my friends, the newly-warm weather is a great reason to gather for cookouts. We’ve been averaging one or even two each weekend. I never like to show up empty handed, so I’ve been honing my repertoire of fast and easy dip recipes. That’s where this sublime artichoke dip recipe comes in. All you need is a handful of simple ingredients and a minute in the food processor. But this dip is so good, so light and lemony and tangy and bright, no one will ever guess something this delicious took just minutes to make!
You’ll likely have many of these ingredients on hand already, but if you need to pick up a few staples, be sure to check out the Everyday Collection at Target where you can find an in-depth selection of everyday kitchen necessities. (Hint: it’s never a bad idea to stockpile marinated artichoke hearts—you never know when a need for dip will strike!)
Zesty Artichoke Chevre Dip
4 ounces chevre cheese
6 ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1 small shallot, minced
grated zest of 1 lemon
juice of half a lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
1/4 cup parsley, rough chopped
2 tablespoons marjoram leaves, rough chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
salt to taste (I didn’t add any)
Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and process for 1 minute or until mixture is well-combined but not perfectly smooth.
Scrape into a serving bowl and garnish with a lemon wedge, a twist of ground pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with multi-grain crackers or toasts.