I was just telling my husband that I’ve never had this much artichoke in my life until we moved here to California. I love artichokes now in my pizza, salads, and dips. It just adds a whole another flavor in my opinion. There is a place we like to drive to for fried artichokes. . It’s a place called Moss Landing – it’s about an hour away but we like to go there once and a while and take advantage of the local farmers market where we are able to score grapefruit priced at 10 for $1. They sell artichokes too but I haven’t been brave enough to cook it myself yet.
If you’re looking for something a little healthier to offer your guests at a get together, party, potluck, etc then this spinach artichoke and parmesan dip and spread is a great choice. We bought it Costco. You can use it to dunk raw vegetables, crackers, or even the tortilla chips. You can serve it hot or cold. Personally I like to warm up some on a dish for about 25 seconds in the microwave stir then warm it up for another 10 seconds. Sure you can make your own dip from scratch and I’m sure it would taste delicious. However, if you’re pressed for time and don’t want to take the time to make something from scratch then this is an awesome solution.