Dips to serve with Steamed Artichokes??
Usually served with garlic butter and lemon.....or a ranch type dressing. Looking for something a little more unique? Thanks a bunch!
Here's a delicious sauce adapted from John Ash:
Mint and Yogurt Sauce for Artichokes
1/4 cup chopped scallions white and green parts
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar or to taste
1/3 cup coarsely-chopped fresh mint leaves loosely packed
1 garlic clove, cut in quarters
1/2 cup peeled and seeded cucumber
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon fruity olive oil (or a bit more, to taste)
salt to taste
freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend either smooth or a bit coarse, to taste.
This recipe yields 1 3/4 cup of sauce.
I do not have anything specific since this is mostly from other recipes but thyme and artichoke are a great match.
Flavor up some olive oil with it perhaps and maybe a garlic.
Maybe you think of something great just as a dip(though I don't like anything really thick for 'chokes).
If you do, let me know. Nice to have something come from this idea's usual uses.
I like to doctor up plain old Best Foods mayo. One of my favorites is a dash of extra Meyer lemon juice (I have a tree!), a small spoon of extra virgin olive oil, and smoked paprika. An alternative is some fresh lemon thyme instead of the paprika.
I often make a curry mayo sauce from a cookbook called 1000 Vegetarian Recipes. Unfortunately I don't remember the proportions or all of the ingredients but the basics are the following ingredients stirred into a cup of mayo: white vinegar, milk, lemon juice, pressed garlic, curry powder, paprika, salt, pepper. You could try doing a google search. My family really likes this, even the members who hate mayo.