I love artichokes because they are really versatile and delicious. When it's artichoke season, you can go over the top and cook and clean your own artichokes for this dip, but canned artichoke hearts let you enjoy this dip any time of year. This is an appetizer that definitely looks — and tastes — impressive, but is really so easy to make.
Technique tip: Switch from bake to broil to get that bubbly golden-brown top.
For the dip:1.
Preheat oven to 350 F.2.
Add half of the artichoke hearts, Parmesan, sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, dill, garlic and jalapeño to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.3.
Chop remaining artichoke hearts and fold into the mixture. Pour into shallow baking dish.4.
Bake the dip for 20 minutes, then switch the oven to broil for a final 5 minutes.
For the pita chips:
Cut pitas into triangles, then place in a single layer onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 7 minutes, until lightly browned. Rest on counter to cool until firm.
Let the dip cool slightly, then serve warm with the pita chips on the side.