To celebrate National Artichoke Day, we came up with a simple dipping sauce to accompany your perfectly steamed and grilled artichokes.
Sometimes, artichokes can be a little tricky to make tasty. But, this dipping sauce is simple and delicious, and you only need a few ingredients to whip it up and give it a try.
Artichokes are a great way to get a healthy dose of antioxidants and fiber, but they’re difficult to prepare. It takes a little effort to snap them off their stems and tear out the spiny center, but when you’re done, you’re left with a luscious, buttery heart. This dipping sauce is great for dipping artichokes, but also works well with cauliflower, broccoli, and mushrooms.. Read more about dipping sauce for artichokes without mayo and let us know what you think.
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I don’t recall being very impressed the first time I tried one.
However, it was before… “the sauce.”
This dipping sauce recipe is from my older brother, who shared it with our family many years ago.
Barth adapted a dish from a restaurant where he worked as a chef.
By adding… garlic, he improved on the original recipe. Yes, of course. The restaurant is no longer open, but the sauce is still available.
Barth, thank you for your kitchen knowledge.
I tried dipping in butter, dipping in mayo, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping, dipping,
Nothing beats dipping soft, delicious artichoke petals in a delightful mixture of butter and mayo, seasoned to perfection with Lawry’s Season Salt, garlic, and lemon.
Jackie and Alyssa just decided to prepare artichokes.
This was both strange and funny to me.
One resides in Idaho, while the other lives in Colorado. They had to be on the same “sisterly wave length,” as they put it. I’m not sure they realized they had an artichoke desire at the same moment…
Jackie was the one who initially reached out to me for the sauce recipe. (Between you and me, I believe she has me on fast dial…)
She also claims to have experimented with a chipotle mayo affiliate as a sauce substitute/backup.
I’m going to try it since she claimed it was quite nice.
Unfortunately, Alyssa did not contact me for the recipe quickly enough.
Her artichokes had reached their peak. She had to experiment with a different dipping sauce. I’m guessing the recipe she used was a bit of a letdown.
So, Alyssa, this dish is for you!
You’ll never have to settle with a mediocre artichoke dipping sauce again as long as the internet is accessible.
I recall a pleasant evening spent with friends at Solana Beach, when we had a meal of white wine, artichokes, King crab legs, and sourdough bread.
This is such an easy and filling dinner.
Artichoke Dipping Sauce is a simple dipping sauce for artichokes.
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- 1 pound of butter
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules (or more to taste)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (Lawry’s)
- a lemon squeeze
- to make the sauce:
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
- Combine mayonnaise, granulated garlic, Lawry’s Season Salt, and a squeeze of lemon in a mixing bowl.
- To prepare artichokes, follow these instructions.
- Trim the stems so that the artichoke’s base is flat. You may leave up to an inch of stem, but I generally discard it since the stems are bitter.
- Optional: remove approximately 1 inch of the artichoke’s top. For this, I recommend using a serrated bread knife.
- Optional: Trim the tips of each petal with scissors to eliminate the small thorn. If you have the time, this is a great step to do, but it isn’t required.
- Artichokes should be rinsed in cold water. Allow the water to enter by slightly opening the petals.
- In a large pot, place the artichokes.
- Fill the container halfway with water.
- Half a lemon should be squeezed for juice. After squeezing the lemon, I typically simply throw it in the saucepan.
- Bring to a boil and simmer until the vegetables are soft (approx. 45 minutes, depending on the size of the artichoke). When the outer petals can be easily peeled off, they’re ripe.
- Remove from the saucepan and set aside to drain for a few minutes on a plate or in a colander.
Artichokes are one of the easiest foods to eat and yet the preparation and flavor is always a challenge. There’s something about the texture and flavor of artichokes that make life a little bit more difficult.. Read more about easy artichoke dipping sauce and let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you put on artichokes?
I do not know what you put on artichokes.
What can I serve with steamed artichokes?
Steamed artichokes are a delicious side dish that can be served with many different dishes. You could serve them with roasted chicken, in a salad, or even on their own.
What goes well with artichoke hearts?
Artichoke hearts go well with many things, but some of the most popular are asparagus, chicken, and garlic.