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Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

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Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is a creamy, healthier version of your favorite appetizer. It’s slightly spicy, a little salty, and totally irresistible! Use it as a dip or spread it on your bagels, sandwiches, or pizza. This cold, no-bake dip serves four and has only 8 minutes of prep time. Go ahead and make a double batch!

easy vegetarian cold jalapeno artichoke dip recipe in a bowl with chips

This jalapeno artichoke dip recipe is the perfect appetizer for game day, holiday parties, get-togethers, or a pre-dinner snack. We took traditional dip recipes like Trader Joe’s or Costco jalapeno dip, and lightened it up for a copycat version that’s even better than the original!

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The best thing about this dip is that it’s mayo-free and packed with flavor. This made-from-scratch version is exactly what you need to level up your next party or get together. It’s filled with spicy jalapenos, Greek yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, green onions, and parmesan cheese.

It’s perfect for football season or any time you need a party dip to feed a crowd! It will quickly become a favorite recipe for anyone who tries it!

👩🏽‍🍳 Why This Recipe Works

  • Simple Ingredients
  • A real crowd pleaser 
  • No mayo 
  • Trader Joe’s artichoke jalapeno dip copycat (but better!)
  • No-bake 
  • Spicy and tangy
  • Vegetarian and gluten free
  • Great for meal prep!

🥘 Ingredients

This recipe is the perfect dip for fresh vegetables or your favorite dipping food. Here is an overview of what you’ll need to make this favorite snack. For the full ingredient list and nutritional information, see the recipe card below!

ingredients for easy vegetarian cold jalapeno artichoke dip recipe

Artichoke Hearts: You can usually find artichoke hearts in the jarred vegetable section of the grocery store. 

Fresh Jalapeños: The star of this jalapeño artichoke dip recipe! Be sure to check the spiciness level of your jalapeño pepper before adding it to your dish. In addition to adding spicy jalapeños, you can add chili powder, a can of green chiles, or cayenne powder for more heat.

Plain Greek Yogurt And Sour Cream: Thick and creamy Greek yogurt makes this cold dip super creamy without adding tons of fat and calories. Sour cream adds a wonderful tanginess to this dip.

Cream Cheese: Cream cheese takes the place of mayonnaise in this favorite dip recipe and adds a nice rich mouth feel.

Garlic Clove: There’s a better way to make artichoke dip, and that’s with minced garlic. It adds incredible flavor and wakes up your taste buds.

Green Onions: Sliced green onions add crunch and a slight onion flavor to this party dip.

Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated parmesan cheese is a must for this recipe. Don’t use pre-grated or parmesan from a can for this favorite appetizer.

Salt And Pepper: Salt is one of the first things you should add to almost any dish. It enhances the flavor and makes it irresistible. Freshly ground black pepper complements the flavors in this new dip.

📖 Variations

The best thing about this creamy jalapeno artichoke dip is that it’s super customizable! Here are some of our favorite ways to change things up:

  • Different Cheese: This dip is the perfect game day food, especially when it’s topped with cheese. You can use Monterey jack cheese, pepper jack cheese, or Gruyere, which you can spread over the top of the whole thing!
  • Jalapeno Spinach Artichoke Dip: For some extra greens, add 1 cup baby spinach to the food processor and blitz with the other ingredients.
  • Herbs: Add some herbs or seasonings like dill, parsley, tarragon, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, or ground fennel for some depth and balance to this new recipe. It’s the perfect addition to artichoke jalapeno dip. 
  • Baked Jalapeno Artichoke Dip: This is a cold recipe, but you can certainly bake it if you prefer. Put it in a casserole dish and bake until the top is golden brown and bubbly. You can also make this creamy dip in a slow cooker if you prefer. 
  • Vegan Artichoke Dip: Use vegan versions of all of the dairy ingredients: vegan cream cheese, vegan parmesan, vegan sour cream and vegan yogurt to make this recipe vegan friendly!
  • Artichoke Pizza: Spread this spicy dip on a pre-cooked pizza crust, pita bread, or pizza dough, add your favorite toppings, and bake until the top is deliciously golden brown. 
  • Make Individual Cups: Place a small amount of this artichoke jalapeno parmesan dip in individual bowls of phyllo dough, puff pastry, crescent dough, or wonton wrappers in a muffin tin. Bake until the top is bubbly and golden brown, and serve them on a plate for people to grab and go.
  • Artichoke Sandwich: Make this artichoke dip into a sandwich spread and layer it between toasted bread slices along with your favorite sandwich toppings. This is a fantastic lunch or snack!   

🔪 Instructions

Here is a brief description of the instructions for this easy jalapeno artichoke dip. For a more detailed view, see the recipe card. 

Blend: Add the artichoke hearts, jalapenos, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, and garlic to a food processor and pulse to blend everything together. If you’d prefer the dip to be smooth, blitz until smooth.

dip ingredients mixed in a food processor

Stir: Add the artichoke mixture to a mixing bowl and stir through the remaining ingredients. 

dip ingredients mixed in a bowl

Refrigerate: Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

dip ingredients mixed in a bowl

❓Recipe FAQs 

Is jalapeno and artichoke dip healthy?

Most artichoke dips aren’t healthy at all because they are made with lots of mayonnaise and cheese, making them high in fat and calories. But this recipe is made with low fat sour cream and low fat yogurt, less cheese, and no mayo, making it much healthier than the traditional version.

How to store artichoke and jalapeno dip?

Store this easy dip in an airtight container for four days in the refrigerator. You can eat it cold right from the fridge or let it come to room temperature first. 

You can also freeze this delicious dip for up to three months in an airtight container. To thaw, let it sit in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for a couple of hours.

How do you serve this cold jalapeno artichoke dip recipe?

This dip is excellent served with fresh vegetable sticks, baguette slices, your favorite chips, your favorite crackers, tortilla chips, pita chips, toasted bagels, or sourdough bread slices.

💭 Expert Tips

Here are some tips to make this the best vegetarian artichoke dip you’ve ever had. 

  • To add extra flavor and brightness, you can add one tablespoon of lime juice or lemon juice. 
  • Buy a couple of jalapenos from the store to ensure you get one with the right amount of spice. Since jalapenos can range from not spicy at all to incredibly spicy, it’s best to taste a tiny piece before adding it to your dip. You can gauge how hot it will be and be able to add the right amount. 
  • For just a hint of spice, you can use red pepper flakes or cayenne powder instead of jalapenos.
  • You can use frozen artichoke hearts or buy them in a jar at the grocery store, and either option will work well for this recipe. 
  • If jalapeno peppers are too spicy for you and you don’t love them in appetizer dips, then go ahead and leave them out or replace them with a green bell pepper or poblano pepper!
  • Rinse the jarred artichokes; otherwise, they may taste slightly metallic. 
easy vegetarian cold jalapeno artichoke dip recipe in a bowl with chips

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easy vegetarian cold jalapeno artichoke dip recipe in a bowl with chips
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Jalapeno Artichoke Dip

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip is a creamy, healthier version of your favorite appetizer. It's slightly spicy, a little salty, and totally irresistible! Use it as a dip or spread it on your bagels, sandwiches, or pizza. This cold, no-bake dip serves four and has only 8 minutes of prep time. Go ahead and make a double batch!
Prep Time8 mins
Chill Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 8 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish, Snack, snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Artichoke Hearts chopped
  • 2 Jalapeños seeds removed and diced
  • 1 cup Low Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup Low Fat Sour Cream
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 2 Green Onions thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper to taste

Equipment

Instructions

  • Add the artichoke hearts, jalapenos, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese and garlic to a food processor and pulse to blend everything together. If you’d prefer the dip to be smooth, blitz until smooth.
  • Add the artichoke mixture to a mixing bowl and stir through remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Video

https://youtu.be/cz0yN3TGlw4

Notes

  • Serve with your favorite crackers, tortilla chips or fresh vegetable sticks.
  • To make this recipe vegan friendly, substitute the dairy ingredients with vegan alternatives.
  • Store dip in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
  • To add extra flavor and brightness, you can add one tablespoon of lime juice or lemon juice. 
  • Buy a couple of jalapenos from the store to ensure you get one with the right amount of spice. Since jalapenos can range from not spicy at all to incredibly spicy, it’s best to taste a tiny piece before adding it to your dip. You can gauge how hot it will be and be able to add the right amount. 
  • For just a hint of spice, you can use red pepper flakes or cayenne powder instead of jalapenos.
  • You can use frozen artichoke hearts or buy them in a jar at the grocery store, and either option will work well for this recipe. 
  • If jalapeno peppers are too spicy for you and you don’t love them in appetizer dips, then go ahead and leave them out or replace them with a green bell pepper or poblano pepper!
  • Rinse the jarred artichokes; otherwise, they may taste slightly metallic. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

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12 responses to “Jalapeno Artichoke Dip”

  1. All of my favorite ingredients! I love that this dip is made with cream cheese instead of mayo, and jalapeno adds the perfect flavor kick.5 stars

  2. This dip is so versatile and I think it would also be perfect on a jacket potato. Such lovely flavours.5 stars

  3. Lovely dip, and great advice on rinsing the artichoke from a tin! I wondered why they tasted funny the other time I used them. Great recipe! Thanks.5 stars

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