Artichoke with Dipping Sauce
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A beautiful, healthy dish for anytime entertaining.
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 artichokes
  • 3 hardboiled eggs, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp purified water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Cut the stems off the artichokes, leaving a flat bottom for them to stand on.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut the tops off the artichokes and discard.
  3. The tips of the leaves have little spikes, trim those with kitchen shears.
  4. Place artichokes in a large pot and fill the pot with water to cover the artichokes by an inch or two. Place over high heat to bring to a boil. Once water boils, reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for 45 minutes.
  5. While artichokes cook, prepare your dipping sauce. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chopped hard boiled eggs, green onion, white vinegar, mustard, olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper until well incorporated. Mix in the purified water to make the sauce a bit more runny, and place sauce in refrigerator.
  6. Once artichokes are done cooking, drain the water and let them cool off a bit.
  7. Enjoy by peeling artichoke leaves and dipping them in your freshly made sauce.
Tools You’ll Need:
- Large pot
- Tongs
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Kitchen shears
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Fork

Just in case you’ve never eaten artichokes this way before, this is how to do it:
- Remove one leaf and dip the bottom of the leaf (which contains a bit of the artichoke “meat”) in the dipping sauce. Scrape artichoke meat from the leaf with your teeth and swallow. Discard rest of the leaf.
- Repeat step above until you’ve eaten all leaves.
- Once you no longer have leaves, you are left with the artichoke heart and the artichoke spines (which are found on top of the heart, see pictures). Carefully remove ALL spines and discard them.
- Now that you only have your artichoke heart left, cut it in small squares and place them all in your dipping sauce. Combine thoroughly and eat! SO GOOD!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving -- Calories: 214 Fat: 10 g. Carbohydrates: 19 g. Protein: 14 g.
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