Hot and Steamy Artichoke Dip

My daughter, Lauren, describes this dish as looking odd but tasting great. She was sure a hot dip would be weird but demolished most of it herself.

Makes 1½ cups.

1 6oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely minced red onion

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Place all the ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl and mix well. Transfer to a small casserole and bake until bubbling hot, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately from the casserole.

This is best with thick tortilla chips and pita chips; it really doesn’t pair that well with crudités or thinner chips.

From Party Dips! 50 Zippy, Zesty, Spicy, Savory, Tasty, Tempting Dips (The Harvard Common Press, 2004)