Artichoke Spicy Dipping Sauce

Artichoke Spicy Dipping Sauce

This Spicy Artichoke Dipping Sauce recipe melds creamy textures with a bold kick, creating the perfect companion for artichokes and a variety of other appetizers. Infused with garlic, Parmesan, and a blend of spices, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise – for a creamy base
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – adds a savory depth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced – for a pungent kick
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice – brightens the sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons hot sauce (adjust to taste) – introduces heat
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika – for smoky undertones
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (adjust to taste) – for additional spice
  • Salt and pepper to taste – enhances overall flavor
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt – for extra creaminess and tang


Prepare the Ingredients:

  1. Combine Base Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, grated Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Add Flavor: Stir in the lemon juice, hot sauce, smoked paprika, and red chili flakes. Mix well to ensure all the flavors are evenly distributed throughout the sauce.
  3. Adjust Consistency and Flavor: For a creamier, tangier sauce, fold in the optional sour cream or Greek yogurt. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, or more hot sauce and chili flakes according to your preference for heat.


  1. Chill: For the best flavor integration, cover the sauce and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. This step allows the flavors to meld and deepen.
  2. Garnish and Serve: Once chilled, give the sauce a final stir, and transfer it to a serving dish. Optionally, you can garnish with a sprinkle of smoked paprika or a few chopped herbs for color.

Tips for Success:

  • Adjusting Heat: The hot sauce and chili flakes are key to the sauce’s spiciness. Start with the lower recommendation and adjust upward to suit your taste.
  • Serving Suggestions: While this sauce pairs beautifully with steamed or grilled artichokes, it’s also excellent with crispy potatoes, fresh veggies, or as a bold spread for sandwiches.
  • Storage: Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Enjoy this Spicy Artichoke Dipping Sauce as a dynamic addition to your appetizer lineup, offering a creamy yet fiery complement that’s bound to elevate your favorite snacks.

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