Not only is artichoke dip the perfect appetizer, but also the perfect ice breaker. Socially awkward? All you’ve gotta say is, “Hey nice to meet you—have you tried the dip? It’s amazing.” Lifelong friendships can be established over this dip.
What’s more awesome is the fact that it can (and should) be made with vegan ingredients—but the omnivores will never know it!Print
A party-pleasing vegan artichoke dip that is plant based and insanely easy to make! Great for potlucks, family gatherings, and cozy nights in.
- 8 ounces of vegan cream cheese
- 1 cup of vegan mayonnaise
- 1 cup of vegan parmesan cheese (“Parma”)
- 2 cans of artichoke hearts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix all ingredients together and top with more Parma.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes.
- Serve with crackers or pita chips.
For a holiday party, I veganized this artichoke dip from an old family recipe that I have followed for years. I had my doubts, as I was susceptible to the myth that the rich flavor of artichoke dip is attributed to the creaminess of animal-derived cheese. However, as soon as I began mixing the ingredients, I was enchanted by the aroma of a guilty pleasure in the making. While the dip was baking, I was enraptured by the familiar smell of parmesan cheese transforming into a perfectly savory golden brown. I was thrilled to discover that the vegan dip was hardly distinguishable from the non-vegan dip. It was not surprising that the dip had disappeared well before the end of the party.