How To Make Awesome Spinach & Artichoke Dip
If you are worried about gaining excessive fat on your body, you better figure out something to stay fit. One way to stay in good shape will be to exercise regularly, as that will help you burn a lot of calories on a daily basis.
However, controlling your diet is also necessary otherwise the exercises will go in vain. You will need to curb all the junk food and eat healthy – the low fat stuff. For this purpose, vegetables are really good, as they do not have many calories and help in reducing weight.
Although most of the vegetables have got plenty of benefits, spinach is probably the healthiest one. It is full of iron and helps making the muscles stronger. You will not gain any fat on your body and will feel full of energy.
Spinach contains 20 percent of dietary fibre, which helps you digest the food properly. Moreover, it is useful in curbing overeating too, so one should definitely eat it while dieting.
Other than that, spinach is very good for children, as it is full of vitamins. It helps making the bones stronger and enhances the immunity system in the body. However, some children might not like eating this iron rich vegetable, so it can be served with an appetizing artichoke dip, which will add to the taste.
Prep time: 40-50 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 70-80 min
Yield: 02 servings
Utensils: Oven, Bowl, Spoon, Paper Towel, Pyrex pie plate, Pan, knife
Bundle or package of fresh spinach: 1
Olive oil: 3-4 tablespoons
Cloves of garlic, peeled: 2
Salt & pepper: To taste
Optional: pinch of crushed red pepper
For Artichoke Dip:
Cloves fresh garlic, minced: 2
Mayonnaise: 3/4 cup
Grated Parmesan cheese: 1/2 cup
Artichoke hearts: 1 can
Wash the spinach and cut the stems
First of all, make sure that you have washed the spinach leaves properly with cold water. Once you have done that, cut down the stems.
Heat oil and garlic cloves in a pan
Take a frying pan and pour some oil into it. Add the garlic cloves to it and make sure that they get a golden brown texture.
Add spinach to the pan and cook
Now, add the spinach into the pan and cook for a few minutes until the leaves become tender. Add salt and pepper for taste. Your recipe is now ready.
Mix ingredients for artichoke dip
While the spinach cooks, you can mix all the ingredients for the artichoke dip.
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Cook in oven for 30 minutes
Once the ingredients settle in nicely, cook them into an oven for 30 minutes until it gets golden and they will be ready to be served with spinach.