Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip with Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 35-40 minutes
3 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
10-12 small gluten-free corn tortillas, cut into 8 wedges each
Garlic powder, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
5 c. fresh spinach, long stems removed and roughly chopped
2 T. fresh basil, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1 14.5 oz. jar artichokes, packed in water, drained and chopped
1/3 c. full-fat sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
¾ c. Mozzarella cheese, divided
Place top oven rack in the centre position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Grease a medium baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil and set aside.
Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Arrange the corn tortilla wedges on the prepared baking sheet without overcrowding. Sprinkle both sides with garlic powder and sea salt, to taste, and place in pre-heated oven. Bake until crispy and golden brown, approximately 8-10 minutes, before removing from oven. For best results, stir tortilla chips once halfway through baking.
While the tortilla chips are baking, heat remaining olive oil and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped spinach and basil and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach wilts, approximately 4-5 minutes.
Transfer wilted spinach mixture to a large bowl and add chopped artichokes, sour cream, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and ½ cup Mozzarella cheese. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir until thoroughly combined.
Transfer spinach-artichoke mixture to prepared baking dish and spread into a uniform layer. Top with remaining Mozzarella cheese and place in pre-heated oven until heated through and cheese on top starts to turn golden brown, approximately 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve immediately with toasted tortilla chips. Enjoy!