Dipping artichoke leaves one by one into balsamic vinaigrette until you reach the meaty heart is a leisurely way to begin a meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1994

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total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut lemon in half. Slice 1 half and reserve the other half for rubbing over artichokes. Place 3 quarts water, wine, parsley, thyme, bay leaf, salt and the lemon slices in a large pot. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, pull off the short tough outer leaves of each artichoke. Cut off the top 1/2 inch of the artichoke. Using scissors, trim off the sharp points of the remaining leaves. Rub the whole artichoke, especially the cut portions, with the cut side of the lemon half.

  • Add the artichokes to the pot and simmer, covered, until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain, discarding lemon slices and herbs, and let cool slightly.

  • Whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the artichokes with the vinaigrette for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 4.2g 9% DV; carbohydrates 14.8g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 2.3g; fat 3.7g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 17.1IU; vitamin c 15.2mg 25% DV; folate 87.1mcg 22% DV; calcium 58.2mg 6% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 77.1mg 28% DV; potassium 497.6mg 14% DV; sodium 524.3mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
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! Read More