Artichoke dip has always been one of my favorite holiday appetizers. But until we recently reintroduced artichokes into our modified low FODMAP eating, it was strictly off the menu. But even though we are both now OK with artichokes, the amount of onions, garlic and lactose found in most artichoke dip recipes doesn’t work for us. That’s why I created my own gut-friendly take on classic artichoke dip.
You can make this dish by hand, I used my Cuisinart for everything other than prepping the artichoke hearts. It’s so easy to make when you put everything in your food processor and pulse until it gets to your desired consistency.
Serve with your favorite gluten-free crackers (I love Mary’s Gone Crackers (affiliate link)). The dip is also great on carrot sticks. I have been known to slather some on my gluten-free cheddar cheese scones as well, but don’t tell anyone…
Lactose-Free Dairy Products for the Artichoke Dip
I didn’t used to have issues with lactose. Other than initially getting adjusted to milk when I traveled outside the U.S. But on a recent trip to Seattle, I found out just how little I could tolerate it. I had a very bad reaction after having soft-serve ice cream and flan in the same day. I never want to experience that again, so I started looking into lactose-free dairy products.
My favorite producer of lactose-free sour cream and cream cheese is Green Valley Organics. I used them in this recipe and keep them in the fridge at all times. For milk, I turn to either the Horizon lactose-free milk, or Organic Valley lactose-free milk. These products have all the great taste I want in my dairy, without any of the discomforts.
Low FODMAP Artichoke Dip Variation
If artichokes are still not part of your diet, replace the artichokes with two large sweet peppers and follow the rest of the recipe. You’ll still get the comfort food feel of the artichoke dip without any of the FODMAP irritants.
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