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Artichokes with Aioli

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Recipe by Jessica Siegel

 

Serves 4
 

rtichokes are one of my favorite spring vegetables. They’re not only delicious, but they are very filling and a source of prebiotics that help good probiotic bacterial thrive in our bodies. Don’t be intimidated by these thorny flowers. They take some technique to prepare and eat, but they are totally worth it. Most people dip the heart ends of the leaves in mayonnaise or butter but I’ve dreamed up this delicious yogurt-based aioli dipping sauce that is a nutritious alternative.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon fresh finely minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Le Saunier de Camargue fleur de sel sea salt
  • 1 cup Straus Family Creamery organic whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • -generous pinch cayenne pepper
  • -pinch black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced Italian parsley
  • 4 artichokes, carefully washed, thorny tips and stems trimmed to ¼” with a large, heavy knife
  • 1 lemon, halved

 

Directions:

  • To make the aioli, stir together the garlic and salt. Stir into the yogurt; add lemon juice, honey, seasonings, and herbs. Let stand on the counter while you make the artichokes.
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  • Bring about one inch of water to a boil in an extra-large pot with a lid and a steamer basket inside. When water is boiling, carefully arrange artichokes, stem end up, in the steamer. Squeeze the juice of the entire lemon over the artichokes. Cut each lemon half in half again and place the quarters in any spaces between the artichokes. Cover and cook for 30 minutes for medium artichokes, and 45 minutes for large artichokes. They should test tender when pierced in the stem end with a fork. Remove artichokes to large plates with tongs and spread open the petals. Serve with aioli on the side for dipping.

 

Each artichoke with ¼ cup Aioli contains:

Calories

130

Fat

3g

Saturated Fat

2g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

20mg

Sodium

240mg

Total Carbohydrate

19g

Dietary Fiber

7g

Sugars

5g

Protein

9g

Vitamin A

6% DV

Vitamin C

33% DV

Calcium

15% DV

Iron

11% DV