Easy artichoke dip of artichoke hearts and manchego cheese for any casual party. Bonus: make it in 10 minutes!

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It’s all about tapas this week on #SundaySupper. Tapas are appetizers, finger food, or small plates that are shared, all perfect for watching football or just gathering with friends. Many thanks to Constance at the Foodie Army Wife for hosting us this week.

I could have gone all complicated with something tasty but requiring 10,000 steps, but in the interest of simplifying my life, I chose this very simple but killer-delicious spread. I like it so much I think I’m going to add a little ricotta cheese and try it in a lasagna. Or spread on the bottom of roasted red pepper galette. But for now, because of that whole simplifying thing I’m trying, I think I’ll just slice up a baguette, slap some Humboldt Fog cheese on a board, and dish up this amazing spread that took all of 10 minutes to make.


Artichoke Heart and Manchego Cheese Spread: #SundaySupper

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Serves: 2⅓ cups

Pimentón de la Vera is a distinctive spice made from chiles harvested in the La Vera region of Spain and dried over smoldering fires of local oak.
  • 2 cups marinated artichoke hearts in a jar, drained
  • 6 regular sized pitted green olives
  • ½ cup grated manchego cheese
  • ¼ cup minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon Pimentón de la Vera
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 baguette, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 glasses of your favorite wine
  • 1 crowd of friends
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, except the oil. (Also excepting the baguette, wine, and friends.) Process until blended. Drizzle in the oil while processing to a fairly smooth consistency.
  2. Spread on thinly sliced wafers of baguette, and enjoy with a little wine and a group of friends.


Now take a look at what everyone else in our SundaySupper family is bringing to the table! Go niners!!!

Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil from MarocMama
Cheesy, Tortellini Tapas & Spicy Bacon Ranch Dip from Daily Dish Recipes
Black-Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar from Shockingly Delicious
Goan Beef Croquettes from Masala Herb
Giardiniera Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Bacon Wrapped Calamari from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Patatas Bravas from Supper for a Steal
Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Bites from The Foodie Army Wife
Agave Truffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tomato Bread from girlichef
Clams in Green Sauce (Almejas en Salsa Verde) from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Roasted Tomato-Basil Flatbread from Take A Bite Out of Boca
Herb and Citrus Marinated Olives from Magnolia Days
Smoky Paprika Peppers from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Balsamic Raspberries with Mascarpone Cream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gambas al Ajillo from Manu’s Menu
Squid in Garlic Chili Olive Oil from Food Lust People Love
Tortilla Española from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Croquetas de Pollo from Cookin’ Mimi
Low-Carb Salmon Croquettes from Yours And Mine Are Ours
Bruschetta Topping from What Smells So Good?
Herb Roasted Almonds from Curious Cuisiniere
Artichoke Heart and Manchego Spread on Fried Garlic Bread from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Tortillita de Camarones from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Patatas A La Riojana (Rioja-Style Potato & Chorizo Stew) from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gambas al Ajillo y Clementina (Shrimp with Garlic and Clementines) from FoodieTots
Tortillas De Papa y Atun (Tuna and Potatoes Tortilla) from Basic N Delicious
Pocky Cake Pops from NinjaBaking.com
Chorizo Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon from I Run For Wine
Manchego-Stuffed Spanish Meatballs from The Weekend Gourmet
Roast Onions with Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts from Healthy. Delicious.
Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas from The Texan New Yorker
Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada from In The Kitchen With KP
Chorizo with Spicy Sweet Potato Tapas from Soni’s Food
Chorizo and Manchego Toast Tapas from Family Foodie
Roasted Bone Marrow with Citrus Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mushroom Chevre Crostini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas with Smoked Pimenton Aioli from My Other City By The Bay
Krab Filled Avocado Tapas from from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Polenta Crostini Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms: Cicchetti – A Venetian Tapas Tradition from La Bella Vita Cucina

And you know you can’t have a party without wine ~ at least you certainly can’t in my house. Martin Redmond is here to give you the perfect recommendations: Best Wines To Pair With Tapas from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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  1. The Ninja Baker January 19, 2014 at 2:08 am #

    Your ingredient list is brilliant, Susan…It’s a delicious recipe for living! Thank you for the tidbit about the chiles from the La Vera region of Spain…They sound pricey but divine =)

  2. apuginthekitchen January 19, 2014 at 5:04 am #

    Wonderful Susan, I love artichoke hearts, on salads or straight out of the jar. Really nice idea adding the pine nuts!
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  3. Mimi January 19, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    This looks absolutely delicious!
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  4. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 19, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    Ohhhhhhhh, this is just wonderful!! I am loving all of the flavors in it! This would also make for a great snack to accompany mu weekday lunches!
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  5. Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) January 19, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    Oh Susan, this looks AMAZING!

  6. Eileen January 19, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    I think I could eat this everyday!
    Simple to prepare but complex in flavor.

  7. Samantha @FerraroKitchen January 19, 2014 at 8:38 am #

    Obsessed with this!! Ever since we got back from Spain, I could not stop eating Manchego!

  8. Carnivorous Maximus January 19, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    I am ready to be a test subject for this spread. Bring it on! Go Niners.

  9. Sarah January 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    This is being hidden from my mom – if she sees it she’ll blame me for ruining her diet! It looks so decadent
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  10. Renee January 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I absolutely love those last two ingredients! And the rest of them too. I am seriously making these the next time I have friends over and entertaining.
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  11. Martin D. Redmond January 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Love this recipe! Especially the last two ingredients! I’m gonna have to try this one!
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  12. Amanda @ MarocMama January 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    Tapas are totally a simple comfort food – nothing complicated. This sounds totally delicious, love it!

  13. Tammy Northrup January 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I just bought some manchego cheese last night because it was on sale! Funny because I had never heard of it before. I can’t wait to try it in this recipe. Yum!

  14. Megan @ I Run For Wine January 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

    I love manchego, I love artichokes….so I know I will devour this dish. YUM!
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  15. Shaina January 19, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    This spread sounds amazing. Artichokes are the best!

  16. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious January 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Enjoy with “a little wine?” Who are we kidding here?
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  17. Manu January 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    Did I read artichokes and manchego??? Oh boy!! Can’t wait to make this spread!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Choc Chip Uru January 20, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Such a delicious cheese spread my friend, I never though of adding artichokes!

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  19. Rita January 20, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    Yumm! You used artichokes hearts that were not marinated, right? And of course pitted olives.

    I’ve developed several tapas recipes and make them fairly often, esp as appetizers when I have guests for dinner.

  20. Stacy January 20, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    If this lovely spread of rich flavors is simple, give me simple every time! I could eat this with a big spoon, Susan! Or I could scoop it up with a carrot stick and pretend to be healthy. Either way, yum!
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  21. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 20, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    Sunday is Australia Day (our 4th of July) and I’m going to a big picnic and taking this spread. I’m in love with it.

  22. Helene D'Souza January 20, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    I need more simple recipes such as yours in my life. =)
    Now I just have to wait until I get to some good artichoke hearts. I can taste your dip already! yum!!

  23. Cheryl January 20, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    Yum, Yum! It sure looks yummy. I have some artichoke hearts just waiting for a recipe, maybe I’ll have to try this! HUGS

  24. cheri January 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    What a great combination of flavors! Can’t wait to make this dish.
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  25. Cindys Recipes and Writings January 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    A great combination of flavors, Susan! Wow!
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  26. Norma Chang January 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    I know I will love this. Has all my favorite foods in it but best of all it is so simple and no cooking, love, love.

  27. Norma Chang January 20, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    Did not do something correctly to have my recent post appear.
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  28. Mary @ Fit and Fed January 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    I know I just stopped by here….. but when I saw that title of artichoke hearts and manchego spread I had to stop by again. Talk about two of my favorite ingredients! Looks great for a party or potluck! And I see the nod to Humboldt Fog, as you know we both love that one.
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  29. Soni January 21, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Ooh lovely flavors going on Susan! Love artichoke hearts with the manchego and pine nuts sounds like a great addition too! Cannot wait to try this recipe!

  30. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere January 21, 2014 at 8:28 am #

    I love artichokes! I don’t think I would be able to keep my hands out of this one!
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  31. Lane @ Supper for a Steal January 21, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Whoa this looks perfect. I’m such a huge artichoke fan and manchego haha. I would devour it.

  32. mjskit January 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Love the last ingredient. :) What a great artichoke spread! Most are full of mayo or sour cream. I love the manchego in this, especially since it is my favorite of all cheeses! Keeping this one Susan!
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  33. Oui, Chef January 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    WOW does this sound good. You call it a spread but I might just eat it out of the bowl with a spoon!
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  34. Cass @foodmyfriend January 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    Isn’t manchego cheese the best? This looks perfect. Was it super zesty?

  35. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel January 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds amazing! I want to stuff my face with a baguette full of it 😉
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  36. Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence February 25, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    What delicious idea! I’ll have to give this a try.

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