In fact, we served it at a recent family birthday party instead of traditional cheese and crackers and it was a big hit! This dip is so yummy because it's both creamy and sour, and you can really taste the artichoke. If you haven't tried burrata this easy dip is the perfect way to get introduced to your new favorite cheese. :)
Burrata Artichoke Dip RecipeIngredients:
- 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 8 ounce package of burrata cheese
- 4 tablespoons diced artichoke hearts
- 2 tablespoons diced shallot (or onion)
- 2 tablespoons of chives + 1 teaspoon for garnish
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
- 2 tablespoons chives
- pinch of black pepper
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese. Add two tablespoons of diced shallot (about half of one shallot), 2 diced or pressed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of chives, and a couple twists of fresh black pepper. Add 4 tablespoons of diced artichoke heart - that's about 1 large trimmed artichoke heart (cooked!). If you use canned or jarred artichoke, drain the liquid. Mix on high until the texture is light and smooth.
Stir in the burrata cheese and lemon juice. If the mozzarella shell of the burrata cheese doesn't incorporate easily, mix on low for 10-20 seconds it is distributed evenly. garnish with a teaspoon of chives, and serve with crackers or flatbread.
And here's what else we served at our family birthday party. We wanted to keep it casual, but tasty...
I put together a dessert display of homemade zucchini cranberry bread (made by a friend) and banana bread (made by another friend). Then I added store-bought donut holes just to give it a touch of whimsy, and because I knew the kids would like them (and they did).
Now for those of you following our blog, you know that we got a new kitchen faucet from Delta Faucet. My husband installed it last weekend himself, and said it wasn't hard to do.
After he installed it, we stepped back and looked at it. It was definitely prettier than our last one, the water pressure was much stronger, the span of the faucet was larger so it could cover more of our sink, and the sprayer, with its two water speeds, was so much better than our last one (which was actually broken).
Then the best part came... the "touch" technology. At first I thought this would be useful for those times I had something sticky or germy on my hands, like raw eggs or batter, but then something miraculous happened.
We started using it all the time.
Now to turn on the water, we just tap anywhere on the faucet with anything (a finger, a wrist, a palm, the back of a hand) and it turns on instantly. Then we do the same to turn it off.
Now, when I'm cleaning a pot, I can turn the water on with a tap to get the pot soapy, tap it to turn it off while I scrub, and turn it back off when I'm done with just a flick of my finger.
The ease is crazy!
I actually had this conversation with my husband.
Me: I love our new faucet.
David: (teasing tone) You really love it?
Me: I think I do.
David: I think I do, too.
Delta Faucet is all about enjoying the #HappiMess of your life, and with our new faucet we definitely are.
Why do people treat mess like it’s a bad thing? It’s actually the evidence of a life well lived. When you’re out there making, creating, doing and playing, embrace your #HappiMess and let Delta kitchen and bath innovations help clean up so you can do it all again tomorrow.
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