This dip features grilled artichokes, spring onions and creamy sour cream and cream cheese for a side dish to pair with all your favorite summer meals. This creamy grilled artichoke dip will soon be a summer favorite. We made ours with Green Valley Organics Lactose-Free Sour Cream, and we’re giving some away along with their kefir and yogurt for you to try, too!
It definitely feels like summer, but my kids are still in school. Well, until tomorrow afternoon at least. Why is it that the last week of school, where homework ceases and books remain closed always feels like the busiest time of the year for the parents? Between the final PTA meetings, the kindergarten graduations, the field days and the concerts, the activity level is high, the temperatures start soaring, and this mom is patiently waiting for the summer lull to come and carry me off into lazy weeknight walks and bike rides around the lake.
I’m in full summer swing, even though our schedule has yet to catch up – or slow down, as it were – and we started by inviting my siblings over to enjoy a grilled dinner and night by the (kiddie) pool on the most recent 102-degree day a few nights ago. I look forward to the next one.
We served a summer-worthy starter with our meal in the form of a creamy artichoke dip. Start by grilling your artichokes. While not necessary, it makes them a bit nuttier, and if you’re already eating outside or out there grilling, it’s a natural addition for you to grill the entire kitchen. Right?
While your artichokes are heating up, mix together your cream cheese, sour cream and lemon juice until smooth.
Chop the artichokes into larger chunks and mix in all the other ingredients: artichokes, spring onions, tarragon, salt and pepper.
Serve the dip on toasted bread, toast rounds or with vegetables. My personal favorite are these little bruschetta toasts.
I can’t tell you how excited I was when my Green Valley Organics showed up. When I opened the container with the yogurt, all of my kids were clamoring to try them, and we were not disappointed at all. They were creamy and thick, and they were full of probiotics, lactose-free and made from organic, Certified Humane cow’s milk. Really, I was blown away.
All the products are so smooth and creamy, with not a bit of grit to be found. The kids loved them, and we’ve been enjoying them ever since in pancakes, smoothies, yogurt parfaits and topping off tacos.
(2) Green Valley Organics Prize Packs (as in 2 winners) that each include:
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Green Valley Organics Kefir
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1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 lemon, juiced
3 spring onions, diced
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Heat grill to 500° F. Slide artichokes onto bamboo skewers and place on hot grill for 2 minutes or so per side, until they start to brown lightly.
Mix together cream cheese, sour cream and lemon juice until smooth. Add in spring onions, tarragon, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Remove artichokes from the grill, chop lightly and stir into the dip. Serve with toasted bread, crackers or vegetable sticks.
Makes 6-8 servings.