I had a craving for crab dip the other day, but per usual, I was "trying" to be healthy. So I decided to make my own and, WOW, it was amazing! I thought about adding artichoke hearts to my dip but then I thought it might be even better to use grilled artichokes instead of chips. Very good choice if I do say so myself!
Healthier Creamy Crab Dip
4 Laughing Cow Wedges
1/4 Greek yogurt
1/2 cup Asiago/Parmesan/Romano Italian cheese blend
1 tbs mayo
6 oz premium crab meat
juice from half a lemon
2 green scaillions
paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder
In a microwave safe bowl, add Laughing Cow wedges with wrappers removed and 1/4 cup Italian cheese and microwave for 30-45 seconds. Leave a 1/4 cup of Italian cheese to top dip. Add remaining ingredients in bowl and mix well. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir. Microwave for additional 30 seconds, stir. If not heated through out, continue to microwave in 30 second intervals.
Once dip is heated, transfer to a baking dish or individual pyrex dishes. Top with remaining cheese and broil in toaster over (or regular oven) until cheese is golden brown. Serve with your favorite chips, bread, or veggies.
For the artichokes, prep them as normal and steam for 15-20 mins. Lightly coat with olive oil and cook on a medium-hot grill for additional 20-25 minutes keeping an eye out so they don't burn.