This is a great alternative to a melted butter dip. But not nearly enough of a dip for 4 artichokes. I tripled the vinegar, doubled the oil & water & it was just enough. I do realize it adds to the cals./fat count. But it was much more enjoyable to eat this way !
Artichokes with Balsamic Vinaigrette
From EatingWell: March/April 1994
Dipping artichoke leaves one by one into balsamic vinaigrette until you reach the meaty heart is a leisurely way to begin a meal.