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May 8, 2008 03:29 PM

healthy sauce/dip for my steamed artichokes?

anyone have a suggestion for my steamed artichokes instead of the usual mayo or aioli? I'm looking for something healthy and tasty. TIA

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    1. re: Antilope



      16 ounces (2 cups) thick Greek yogurt
      4 to 10 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
      1/2 cup diced or grated cucumber (Kirby or "English")
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      2 teaspoons lemon juice


      Prepare garlic and cucumber in advance. Combine the lemon juice and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Fold in the yogurt slowly. Make sure to mix the yogurt completely with the oil. Add garlic to taste, then and the cucumber.
      Stir until well mixed. Serve well chilled.

      Yield: about 2 1/2 cups

      1. I just had mine with a hot/sweet mustard. Took a tablespoon of homemade peach jam (any flavor will work, or honey), two tablespoons of dry mustard and 2 of Dijon mustard. Thinned with brown rice vinegar (any vinegar you like). Let rest. I really enjoyed it. You are just barely dipping as opposed to dunking.

        1. I like a mixture of melted butter and lemon juice. Yes, it's butter, but since it is so thing, you don't get that much on each leaf, plus the lemon cuts the fat and adds a ton of flavor.

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          1. re: katecm

            There is nothing unhealthy about butter.