BM #116 Day 2 -

Today's platter is all about dips and their counterparts. This  is a go-to platter for Kid centric parties, Graduation parties, Outdoor picnics/parties etc. We can also include an Indian dip like a ready made papdi chaat dip, tamarind date chutney etc. The ideas are many depending on the audience. 

In the platter featured today there is Spinach Artichoke Dip, Hummus, Marinara Sauce and Guacamole with Pita Chips, Tortilla Chips, Cheez-Its, Celery, Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes.

Spinach Artichoke Dip has been in my to-do list for a long time and now my kids ask for this every time we host or attend a backyard party. It is their absolute favorite now.

Recipe Inspiration - here
Ingredients - 

Olive Oil 1 Tbsp
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Garlic 1-2 cloves, grated
Artichoke hearts canned 1 (14 oz)
Spinach frozen, thawed 1 1/2 cups
Cream Cheese 4-5 oz (approximately 1/2 cup)
Greek Yogurt / Sour cream 4-5 oz (approximately 1/2 cup)
Salt, Pepper, Paprika as needed
Mozzarella Cheese as needed (Optional)
Red pepper flakes as needed (Optional)

Method Of Preparation -

In a heated pan, add olive oil and saute the grated garlic.

Add the chopped onions to it and saute until they are golden brown.

Add the thawed spinach and roughly chopped artichokes and allow them to cook.

Sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika (or red chili powder/flakes) as needed.

Stir in Cream Cheese and Greek Yogurt. Remove from heat.

Stir well until combined and sprinkle Mozzarella cheese (if using).

Mix well and set aside for it to cool. Refrigerate and serve it cold.

Alternatively it can be baked for 15-20 minutes and broiled for 2-5 minutes.

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Preparation Time 20 minutes + 1 hour cooling time
Makes 2 cups approximately


  1. That surely is a young generation munching platter , well I see the younger generation really enjoy these dips and chips , I won’t say I don’t , but it’s a rage in the youth .
    The platter looks awesome and the Artichoke Dip is new for me , the rest we make . Will have to get a can to make it , it sounds great .

  2. rajani Says:
  3. Its a great platter for any kind of gathering. I have never been a chip and dip fan, but I am a convert now :-))! Artichoke dip has been in my to do list for sometime now, but given the amount of fat that goes into it, I have been hesitant. Should plan this the next time we meet our friends!

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. That is one cool party platter, Harini. I am sure every kid in America would love to grab that platter. :) This artichoke dip has been on my to do list as well though they keep buying it at home.

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. This is one tempting one Harini. I had this in mind but had to give up as only konda will like this and not the boys. I would surely love to make it sometime, thanks for all the ideas..:)

  8. Narmadha Says:
  9. This is such a amazing and delicious platter of dips with chips. Lovely presentation and love your bowl.

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. Amazing platter and love all these dips. Artichoke one is my favorite and Harini do try it with pasta also more like pasta sauce. It's really really good.

  12. CookwithRenu Says:
  13. We get a lot of artichoke here and imagined what I can do with it. The dip sure sounds interesting and tempting and must with chips and salads. bookmarked

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