dairy-free artichoke dip

29 Jan

it’s not cream cheese sour cream parmesan asiago dip, but it’ll do.

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two cans artichoke hearts
one can white kidney beans
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup plain non-dairy yogurt
splash of non-dairy milk
4+ tablespoons nutritional yeast
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
one dash cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
paprika

strain and rinse the beans. put the beans in a blender. add the garlic and olive oil, then mix it until it looks like hummus. if it looks kind of chalky and weird, add some more olive oil. add the yogurt, nutritional yeast, then a splash of milk. blend until incorperated.

strain the artichoke hearts, then squeeze out the excess water. plop them into a casserole dish. pour the bean mixture over the hearts. add cayenne, and however much salt and pepper looks appropriate, then mix. spread out the mixture evenly in the dish, then sprinkle the top with paprika. bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

some notes: i use whole artichoke hearts. when i squeeze out the water, it tends to break it up into pieces that won’t give you tmj.

i use a pantload of garlic because a) i love it, and b) it kind of makes you forget you’re not eating beautiful, beautiful dairy. most dips of this kind call for 2-3 cloves of garlic.

nancy’s soy yogurt is the only non-dairy yogurt i like, so that’s what i use. you could easily use any other kind of PLAIN non-dairy yogurt, or even a non-dairy sour cream. it’s a six ounce container of yogurt.

i didn’t have lemons, so i used the viscous liquid from our jar of preserved lemons. highly recommended!

for the non-dairy milk, use unsweetened. note that if you use coconut milk, it’s probably going to taste like coconuts. the almond milk i use goes undetected. i legit just splash some in after i throw in a whole mess of nutritional yeast if it looks like the mixture is a little thick and weird.

p.s. the nutritional yeast is totally optional. it’s kind of expensive if you don’t plan on using it again, but i have it on hand and use it often. i couldn’t taste it distinctly in the mix, but i KNOW it was there making nice.

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2 Responses to “dairy-free artichoke dip”

  1. Lauren January 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    YUM! I’m going to make this for Super Bowl Sunday!

    • adrach January 29, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

      yay, great! i hope you like it. 🙂

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