Sunday, December 8, 2013

Whipped Artichoke Spread

I was looking through the latest Zingerman's catalog (I love Zingermans!) and found a product for artichoke cream described as whipped with spices and vinegar.  I thought it sounded like something I'd like to try but when I went to order they were out.  I was determined to have some artichoke "cream" and checked the pantry and found 2 cans of artichoke hearts packed in water.  And so I made this spread....good on crackers, vegetables, pita chips and even as a spread for sandwiches. A little tart but if you like artichokes you may want to give it a try!

Makes over 2 cups

Two 14.5 ounce cans artichoke hearts packed in water
2 roasted garlic cloves
Juice of one small lemon (Meyer lemon is especially good)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 to 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Drain and rinse the artichokes and then place them in the bowl of a food processor along with the garlic, lemon juice, salt, white pepper and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs.
Start processing while drizzling in the oil.  Process until fluffy and add a little more bread crumb if you'd like the spread a little sturdier. Place in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for several hours to let the flavors marry.


  1. Yum! I too have seen that in the Zingerman's catalog. Wish I could place a HUGE order every time I get a catalog, but I limit myself to just a few items per year. This homemade version of the spread will save me a few dollars ;)

  2. Don't know if it's the same....I love Zingerman' biggest splurge is sending Matt (our son) corned beef sandwiches to SF for his birthday!

  3. Oh wow! I always see those sandwich kits in there and drool over them! Luckily I make it to the actual Zingerman's a few times a year to satisfy cravings :)