Kale-Artichoke Dip w/ Cilantro Lime Pork Rinds

One of my favorite snacks is Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips w/ Spinach Dip, but I haven’t had them in a while because EVERY 6 CHIPS has 17G of NET CARBS. Since most of us would NOT stop at 6 chips, I made some swaps to make this snack dish clean (full of real food), keto-friendly & low-carb! I swapped the tortillas that I would normally have in this dish with Southern Recipe Small Batch Cilantro Lime Oven Baked Pork Rinds. Each bag has a total of less than 7g of carbs! The recipe for this super easy dip is below! It tastes a ton better than the stuff you buy from the store so it’s worth all of the 30 minutes it takes to make this! Enjoy. 

 
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Ingredients

  • 3 sweet baby red peppers, sliced thinly 
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, sliced thinly 
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced thinly (optional)
  • 1 - 5-oz package of baby kale
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter or other healthy fat
  • 1 - 8.5oz can of artichokes, drained and roughly chopped into small bits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese (optional for bubbly crust)
  • 1 bag of Southern Recipe Small Batch Cilantro Lime (You can get it here)
 
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SOME HELPFUL TIPS

USE PARMESAN CRISPS IF YOU DON'T EAT PORK

This tip is from @trillfully_t: For those who do not each pork, you can absolutely substitute the pork rinds for parmesan crisps (such as Whisps).

WE LOVE SPICY FOOD

My husband and I are a fan of spicy food. Typically, this means that I do not take the time to de-seed and de-vein peppers like jalapenos. You should devein your jalapenos if you wish. You might also omit this from the dish. 

BROILING/BAKING IS OPTIONAL

This dip is ready to eat after you mix all of the ingredients. To have a restaurant quality finish (bubbly cheese crust on top of the dip), I put this in the oven with Mozzarella Cheese on top! 

YOU CAN QUICKLY SOFTEN CREAM CHEESE IN THE MICROWAVE

Most times, I start cooking and forget to take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator to soften. To save time/correct my mistake, I remove the cream cheese from its foil-like wrapper and warm the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl for 30-60 seconds. 

OK TO SWAP KALE FOR SPINACH

This recipe usually has spinach. You could definitely use that or any green that you’d prefer.

 
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Directions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees or broiler on low if you intend to complete step #5
  2. Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat
  3. Add 1 tbsp butter or another healthy fat to the pan
  4. Sauté the baby bell peppers, yellow onions, jalapeno, baby kale, and garlic until they are soft (~8 minutes)
  5. Add the sauteed vegetables and remaining ingredients (save the mozzarella) to a mixing bowl and combine
  6. Optional: Put the mix in a broiler-safe dish, top it with mozzarella. Broil on Low until the mozzarella gets brown and bubbly (~2 minutes). If you don't have a broiler-safe dish, just bake this for about 10 minutes, or until the mozzarella gets brown and bubbly.
  7. Enjoy with your pork rinds