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Friday, May 9, 2014

Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip

Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
I’ve mentioned before my love for the grocery store Aldi, which seems to be on quite the fame ride right now. Everywhere I turn I’m seeing blog posts praising the store or reading articles about awards Aldi has been winning. I’m not at all surprised—I truly think many people have carried misconceptions about the low-cost grocery store and are finally realizing that it’s actually a brilliant business model!
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While I’m not new to the store, I was surprised to discover the array of recipes on Aldi’s website. They have quite a few interesting and innovative ideas in all sorts of food categories, and all of them feature products found at Aldi. This artichoke dip was the first I tried, but after its great success, there are several more I intend to test.

Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
It doesn’t get much easier than this appetizer—add a few ingredients to the food process or blender, process/blend, and serve! I’m perfectly content to eat goat cheese by itself, but transforming it into a creamy dip (that includes Greek yogurt and artichokes!) made for a tasty and relatively healthy appetizer. Serve it with veggies, chips, or your favorite crackers!

Two Years Ago: Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash and Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars (Homemade Twix)
Three Years Ago: Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and Creamy Five Cup Fruit Salad
Four Years Ago: Asparagus Soup and 30 Minute Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Artichoke Goat Cheese Dip
from Aldi

-4 oz goat cheese
-12 oz artichoke hearts, in water (drained)
-1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp kosher salt
-1/4 tsp ground black pepper
-2 pinches chili powder

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. (Leave a little chunky if desired)
2. Serve with pita chips, crackers, and/or vegetables.