Well, this recipe was supposed to be my “WOOHOOO the Vikings are FINALLY going to the Super Bowl” post, but I guess thats not happening anymore due to last nights loss to the Eagles…better luck next year is starting to get a little old after 41 long, disappointing, seasons. I guess I’ll unpack my beloved jersey that I was planning on sporting during my upcoming trip to Key West…or maybe I’ll just wear it anyways, just for kicks.
So let’s stop focusing on my disappointment and start talking about the one real reason I am excited for the upcoming game in a few weeks: spinach and artichoke dip with caramelized sweet plantain chips . This recipe is so delicious, I was pretty dang proud of myself. So proud of myself in fact, that I had to call my husband at work and interrupt him. He was not so impressed with me at that moment…oops.
This is the perfect dish to bring to your Super Bowl party…no one will know it’s dairy free, let alone 100% paleo. Just use my tried and true strategy on this one, which is: don’t announce it and no one will even notice :). They’ll all be too busy stuffing their faces with this oh so delicious bowl of our perfection.
I’ve made this recipe with both sweet plantains as well as green plantains. I prefer sweet chips to savory for this recipe. It just gives it a really unique flavor that I cannot get enough of, however, if you would prefer to enjoy this with a more savory chip, go ahead! Its still equally delicious!
1 bulb garlic
2 tsp. avocado or olive oil
1/4C. Mayo – I prefer homemade but Sir Kensington’s or Primal kitchen works too, or A vegan mayo will work as well
1/2C. + 2TBS. Water
1TBS. lemon juice
1.5 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
1C. chopped sweet onion
2TBS. Ghee, butter, olive, or avocado oil
8-10 ounces spinach
2 14 ounce cans of artichoke hearts, chopped and drained
*For the plantain chips:
4-6 ripe plantains – they should be at least yellow and brown but if they’re all brown that’s okay too (I use about 1/2 plantain per person)
1/4C coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
*If you would rather purchase the chips instead of making them, that works too, I would recommend the Terra Sea Salt Plantain Chips
Plantain Chips Instructions:
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