This recipe and photo were created by contributor Kelli Dunn of The Corner Kitchen. Learn more about Kelli and this recipe by checking out her accompanying post.

Is it just me, or does it seem like dips gets a bad rap? Sure there are plenty that fit the (bad health) bill, but there are many more that are pretty healthy. Whether it’s hummus, tzatziki, or white bean spread, you’ll find some variation of these dips in my refrigerator at all times. Right now, I’m loving this lightened-up version of creamy Lemon Artichoke Dip. It’s light, fresh and perfect for spring!

Recipe: Healthier Lemon Artichoke Dip

Photo by Kelli Dunn

What You’ll Need:

1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts in water, drained
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 cloves garlic
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup white beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Fresh-ground black pepper

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and pulse until fully combined. Pulse longer for a smoother, creamier dip.
  2. Serve with rice crackers, pita chips, pita bread, fresh veggies…the options are nearly endless.

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