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DIY: Artichoke Dip

So…

This will be the start of the DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Cooking Recipes series starring the recipes of my mom, Lisa Estella. They will either be her own original recipes, or recipes she found in cookbooks, online, etc. that she then tweaked and edited. The first in the series will be her special DIY Artichoke Dip.

The dip requires the following ingredients:

L-R: parmesan cheese, greek yogurt, mayonnaise, pasteurized cream cheese, whole artichoke hearts

L-R: parmesan cheese, greek yogurt, mayonnaise, pasteurized cream cheese, whole artichoke hearts

As well as the following for special touches:

Marjoram (clearly well-loved)

Marjoram (clearly well-loved)

French Mediterranean Sea Salt

French Mediterranean Sea Salt

paprika

(Spanish) Paprika

The first thing to do would be to cut up two cans of artichoke hearts into manageable pieces. These pieces will be the last item placed into the bowl to be mixed.

chop those artichoke hearts!

chop those artichoke hearts!

Using a hand mixer (a stand mixer or food processor can be used as a substitute) mix the entire slab of pasteurized cream cheese with roughly half of the greek yogurt, which was used as a substitute for sour cream. Add in roughly a third of the mayonnaise as well.

pasteurized cream cheese mixed with greek yogurt and mayo

pasteurized cream cheese mixed with greek yogurt and mayo

Add some marjoram and salt until satisfied with the taste. If you prefer a cheesier taste, then add in more parmesan cheese. You can also add in roughly half a chopped onion.

Marjoram (clearly well-loved)

Marjoram (clearly well-loved)

French Mediterranean Sea Salt

French Mediterranean Sea Salt

add in some onions as well, if you please

add in some onions as well, if you please

When the mixture has been completed to your taste, add in the chopped up artichoke hearts. They should be added in last to prevent them from getting too mushy.

add in those artichoke hearts!

add in those artichoke hearts!

Finally, stir in the mixture until you get your desired consistency!

mix thoroughly

mix thoroughly

When the mixture has been perfected, add some paprika for the last burst of flavor. Plastic-wrap it and place it in the fridge if you plan on serving it later.

paprika

paprika

paprika for extra flavor!

three bowls of artichoke dip topped with paprika

don't forget to plastic-wrap!

don’t forget to plastic-wrap!

This recipe serves roughly 12-16 people, and don’t forget the crackers to use as spoons for the dip!

sky flakes vs. Fita

sky flakes vs. Fita

bread toasties!

bread toasties!

the finished product!

the finished product!

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