This Spinach and Artichoke dip is one of the first recipes I ever made as a kid. My mom really instilled in me a love for libraries, and I would look forward to going for a couple hours and looking around, picking up all kinds of different books. I would take out fiction horror stories, non-fiction textbooks, preteen magazines, DVDs, CDs and more, but what I always held close to my heart were recipe books.
The kids’ section had the best cookbooks–all the easiest and funnest recipes imaginable. So when I found a restaurant copycat recipe book with all kinds of special tips and tricks, I was thrilled. This book had everything from Big Mac sauce to Applebee’s loaded potato skins, and breadsticks from Olive Garden.
When I saw the recipe for TGI Friday’s restaurant-style Spinach and Artichoke dip, I knew I had to try it. It’s one of the first recipes I remember making from scratch by myself, and dare I say it, one of the best recipes I’ve ever made!
Now that I’m older of course I thought the recipe deserved a grownup twist, a slightly healthier one. Enter one of my favourite vegetables: kale! I also added a bit of spice and some red onion for a crunchier element, but if onions aren’t your thing you can always leave them out!
This party-sized Kale, Spinach and Artichoke Dip is delicious and remarkably simple, and will help you if you’re in a last minute bind for a group gathering.
Or if you’re looking to bring something other than the ordinary bottle of pop or bag of chips, this dip is perfect for impressing your friends and family. Some shredded cheese on top, broiled in the oven, finishes the dish!
Will you be trying my world famous Kale, Spinach and Artichoke dip? You’ll be the hit of the party!