This dip is the perfect nibble to serve with crisps or pitta triangles at a party. Good hot, cold or room temperature.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
I am a very experienced cook and most people love my cookiing. The point I am trying to make is that over the years I have learned what goes well together. I have tweeked this receipe and here goes..instead of 1 cup of mayo I used 1 cup of sour cream..and also added 1 can of rotel tomatoe and chilis mix(drained well with about a 1/4 cup extra parm. cheese...Yum ! also I omitted the chilis since the rotel has them in there.. - 14 Jun 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Just mayonnaise made this recipe too oily. An 8 ounce package of cream cheese and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise instead of all mayonnaise would a big impovement! - 20 Jan 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
There are better artichoke recipes available. - 01 Feb 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)