Mary Berry's Artichoke and Garlic Dip

Whip up Mary Berry's garlic and artichoke dip in under 10 minutes. As seen on her BBC2 series, Mary Berry Everyday.

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Introduction

This is so delicious and quick to make that it will become a real favourite. It’s great for entertaining – serve with toasted sourdough, tortilla crisps or crudités. Once you start eating, you’ll find it hard to stop!

Serves 20 as a dip
Easy
Prep time: 10 min

Ingredients

200g (7oz) low-fat mayonnaise
150g (5oz) soured cream
100g (4oz) mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated
25g (1oz) Parmesan cheese, finely grated
¼ small onion, roughly chopped
1–2 garlic cloves, grated
1 x 400g tin of artichoke hearts (see tip), drained
salt and freshly ground black pepper
snipped chives, to garnish

Instructions

1. Measure the mayonnaise and soured cream into a food processor, then add the two cheeses with the onion, garlic and artichokes. Season with salt and pepper and whizz until blended.

2. Check the seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed, and spoon into a bowl. Sprinkle with a few snipped chives to serve.

Prepare ahead: Can be made up to 2 days ahead and kept in the fridge, but bear in mind that the garlic flavour will get stronger the longer it infuses.

Mary's Everyday Tip: Artichoke hearts preserved in oil would do just as well here. Whether from a tin or a jar, they need to be well drained before using; if they are too wet, they will make the dip runny and watery. After draining the artichokes, empty into a bowl and give each one an extra squeeze to release the liquid inside.

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