Kale, Bacon, and Artichoke Dip

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Kale, Bacon, and Artichoke Dip

Wow I was thrilled on how great this dip came out for us!  As many of you know we spend the summer at our lake house in Massachusetts and we often get pop-in company!  Luckily I never fret and always have basic ingredients (and a little extra) for these weekend.  As avid entertainers I can quickly come up with something to serve my guests and luckily I had a few pieces of bacon left from breakfast and this appetizer was a great hit!  

We  had a little rain storm and enjoyed appetizers inside with our wine and when the weather cleared we grabbed our glasses and came outside.  Next thing we hear this noise and as we look over Jake is on the table eating the rest of the dip!  OMG he has never done that before and of course we all just laughed.  Oh Jake....   We love you...

Enjoy this paleo recipe and if you don't have kale use spinach or even arugula!  I have and it's great! 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups baby kale, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 thick slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely dice
  • 1 14oz can artichoke hearts
  • 1/4 cup or more can coconut milk, can

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a braising pan or large pan  add in chopped kale over medium heat then add in water and salt.  Let cook until it wilts; about 7 minutes.  drain out liquid and squeeze in a paper towel then set aside.

  2. Using the same pan add in oil over medium heat then cook bacon until crispy.  Remove from pan and lay on a plate lined with paper towel. 

  3. Keeping the fat and oil in the pan over medium heat add then onion and garlic.  Just cook for just about 2 minutes stirring using a wooden spoon.

  4. Drain your artichoke hearts and chop finely. Add to the pan with onions and garlic for another minute.  Then add in kale.  Cook together for another minute.

  5. Add all of the ingredients into your food processor and pulse until chopped up pretty fine.  Not a puree just about 5 hits of the pulse button should be fine.

  6. Place in a small oven safe bowl and bake for 22-25 minutes.  Serve with your favorite crackers or vegetables.

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