A yummy spread for crisp crackers. I make it anytime I have guests. If you like artichoke hearts, you'll like this! Originally from allrecipes.com, submitted by Peggy Hoffius.
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (save the juice)
- 1⁄3 cup chopped black olives
- 8 green onions, chopped
- 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
- In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, garlic and salt; stir and blend in artichokes and olives.
- Add green onions, tomatoes, parsley and chives; gently mix together.
- Refrigerate for several hours or overnight (if possible) to blend flavors.
- If mixture is too thick, stir in some of the artichoke juice.
- Bring to room temperature and serve with water crackers or other crispy bread.
- Or, you can add more of the artichoke juice to make it more of a dip consistency, and serve with cut up veggies.
This was really good, but a little too onion-y. Next time, I will cut back on the green onions a bit, but will definitely make it again.
I forgot to rate this! I made this for a birthday and everybody loved it. I cut back on the green onions to 6 instead of 8. Still fabulous!
when i was mixing this up i was anticipating a 4* recipe, seemed like too many onions, but it's really good and deserves at least 5*s if not more! i did make a couple changes just for personal preference. we don't care for olives and i didn't have any chives. also used dried parsley, marinated artichoke hearts, and oil packed sun dried tomatoes. i thought it was a little too stiff and wanted to cut the cream cheese just a little so i added a spoon of mayo (didn't want to use the juice from the artichokes as it was very oily.) and ended up throwing in a little parm cheese. i also made even shorter work of mixing and just tossed it all in the bowl and mixed it up. i just tried a taste on a cracker and it's just wonderful, it's in the fridge now and i expect it'll be even better after the flavors blend for a bit. i expect this would be good to stuff inside of chicken, or as a sandwhich filling. i expect this'll be a regular on our menu around here, esp at get togethers. Thanks Kat!