Pressure Cooker Artichoke and White Bean dip

This artichoke dip is unique in several ways – beyond being pressure cooked!  It’s made with fresh artichokes, not marinated hearts, and does not contain a single drop of mayonnaise or cream.  The artichokes and white beans turn into an almost silver-green spread that harmonizes the delicate flavors with fresh yogurt, rich Parmesan and a hint of garlic.  The resulting flavor is bursting into a complex symphony of cheesy artichokes.

Don’t sass this recipe up by adding some lemon zest as we did in an earlier batch.  The lemon steals the show and renders this dip tasteless!

Pressure Cooker Artichoke Dip on crostini

Pressure Cooker Accessories Pr. Cook Time Pr. Level Open
4 L or larger none 15-20 min. High(2) 10-min Natural

Creamy Artichoke & White Bean Dip - pressure cooker recipe
Recipe type: pressure cooker
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  • ½ cup dry cannellini beans, soaked overnight or quick-soaked
  • 1 cup water
  • 6-8 medium artichokes or 1 pound (500g) baby artichokes
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • ¾ cup plain non-fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  1. Prepare the pressure cooker with water and beans and set- aside.
  2. Clean the artichokes by removing all of the outer leaves until the inner, lighter, part is reached. Trim off the leaf stubs and cut off the top ⅓ of the artichoke. Slice in half length-wise and remove the "choke" from the middle using a melon-baller.
  3. Quickly wipe all of the cut edges of the artichoke with the lemon half and place into the pressure cooker cut-side up. Baby artichokes do not have a "choke" so only remove the outer leaves, trim and chop off the top and wipe with a lemon - toss in the pressure cooker without halving.
  4. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Turn the heat up to high and when the cooker reaches pressure, lower to the heat to the minimum required by the cooker to maintain pressure. Cook for 15-20 minutes at high pressure.
  5. When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Natural release method - move the cooker off the burner and wait for the pressure to come down on its own (about 10 minutes). For electric pressure cookers, disengage the “keep warm” mode or unplug the cooker and begin counting 10 minutes of natural open time. Then, release the rest of the pressure using the valve.
  6. To the pressure cooker add garlic, yogurt, salt, pepper and grated cheese. Blend the contents with an immersion blender.
  7. Serve warm immediately or refrigerate tightly covered and remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving. This dip can also be frozen for up to 3 months - defrost overnight in refrigerator before serving.
  8. Makes about 4 cups of dip.

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Artichoke and White Bean Dip Pressure Cooker Recipe

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  1. This dip was delicious. Never having used artichokes, I didn’t realize how much work it was for me (a novice) to get the edible parts out of the artichoke. However, the result was delicious. It was very smooth with a nice artichoke flavor.

    1. You need to manhandle the artichokes and instead of pricking each tough external leaf off individually grab two or three at a time and rip them off until you get to the tender part.

      Don’t worry, with practice you’ll get the hang of it. You probably noticed that by the last artichoke you were already faster.

      So glad to read you enjoyed it!!



  2. What do you think about using jarred artichoke? I have a batch of beans I overcooked for a salad, so want to make a dip. All l have on hand is jarred artichoke.

    1. Yes, you can use strained jarred artichoke pieces here. What a great idea for over-cooked beans!



  3. What do you think of using frozen artichokes? For when I’m feeling lazy :)

  4. How are you managing to cook a half cup of beans in 1 c water and 15 minutes? That doesn’t seem possible.

    1. Patricia, the beans are soaked – they will not absorb more than a cup. Plus the artichokes will also contribute to some of the pressure cooking liquid.



  5. Oh my, I just read your recipe. I love artichokes and I love beans. I can’t wait to make this. I use to make an artichoke dip over 20yrs ago, and it was delicious, but all the mayonnaise and cheese was very unhealthy. This sounds like a healthy version. I can’t wait to try it and share it. I am not a cook, so it’s always nice when I can show up with something new and yummy. Will comment after I make it.

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